"-Marianne: 'There's a higher power that will judge you for your indecency'.
-Olive Penderghast: 'Tom Cruise'?"
This is one of the best surprise-comedies that have come in the last couple of years. Beyond all the cheese endings and the lame silicone blondes parading through, this film has wit, hard-core old-school humour that many mainstream comedies have forgotten these days.
The new-face on the block (of Hollywood that is), Emma Stone, has taken everyone by surprise when she first popped through our screens by this little tini-tiny role she did back in 2008 in Superbad. But with 'Easy-A' she shines. She is in all possible sense hilarious, sparkling not only her method of being a great comedian but also a dazzling beauty. She is a little rising-star who is slowly proving that she can layer a role so much that you just want to keep watching and layering out this girl.
In 'Easy-A' she gives her role so much depth with the laughing-out-loud punch-lines that makes the viewer reminisce of the 1980s & 1990s comedies; straight-forward script, clear comedic lines, detailed plot and good chemistry of the casting.
All this is of course achieved by the brilliant conception of the script. Thanks to script-writer Bert V. Royal I was able to genuinely be entertained and laugh my heart out without finding the jokes too vulgar or too far-fetched, something which is evident nowadays in comedies. Royal, a new-comer to the writing skill gives a strong script with loads of reference to films from both the 1980s & the 1990s, thus giving this film a more 'spicy' feel to it. It shows it has a bit of 'wisdom' in it, instead of some sleazy 'sex' jokes.
This film does take place in high-school but is so much cleverer than a your average teenage flick. It's got brains, fast-pace, unexpected plot (with of course the exclusion of your usual romance at the end but without making it a total fake) and a hilarious cast that just won't let you be bored for a second.
Also worthy to mention some lovely acting from Stanley Tucci, Lisa Kudrow, Patricia Clarkson, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Hayden Church, Cam Gigandet, Dan Byrd and acting veteran but never forgotten Malcom McDowell.
In a few words the plot is this:"After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing." (www.imdb.com)
Perfect flick with your mates and besties for a Saturday night. You will not regret it and at the end of it you will feel renewed from the fresh humour and the energetic acting of it.