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Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE SCARLET LETTER is re-imagined as a contemporary high school comedy in this tale of a scheming student who plots to give her popularity a boost by pai...Read more
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Easy A gets an A+
'Easy A' could possibly be that breath of fresh air we all have been longing for from the high school satire genre. What we are given is a talented lead actress, clever and wi...Read more
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Not great, but for a young "chick flick" it was well done. What I liked best about it was that it wasn't full of stupid humor, with guys that can't...Read more

Easy A (Blu-ray Disc, 2010)

Will Gluck, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley|Theatrical release: 2010 | Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE SCARLET LETTER is re-imagined as a contemporary high school comedy in this tale of a scheming student who plots to give her popularity a boost by painting herself the easiest lay in school. Like most high school kids, Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) just wants to be popular. So much so than when her best friend, Rhiannon (Aly Michalka), asks Olive how her weekend went, the bored teen decides to whip up a spicy white lie just to make things interesting. But that minor exaggeration begins to take on a life of its own when it reaches the ears of motor-mouth gossip Jesus freak Marianne (Amanda Bynes), and in no time the entire student body is abuzz over unassuming Olive's unrepentant weekend of debauchery. Of course not a word of it is true, but that doesn't stop everyone in school from talking, and an amused Olive from deciding to go with the flow. Playing the role of the hussy to the hilt, the girl who used to be invisible begins dressing provocatively and turning heads in the hallways. The students aren't the only ones taking notice, either; Olive's English teacher, Mr. Griffith (Thomas Haden Church), is concerned that the kind of attention she's receiving isn't healthy for a developing girl, and his wife (Lisa Kudrow), the school guidance counselor, is in full agreement. The only people who seem remotely interested in the truth are Olive's trusting and open-minded parents (Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson). As Olive takes note of the parallels between her own situation and the plight of the SCARLET LETTER heroine Hester Prynne, she realizes that she may be able to manipulate her newfound notoriety to give fellow classmate Brandon's (Dan Byrd) popularity a much-needed shot in the arm. Olive never thought her little game could possibly have any negative effect on anyone but herself, but when loose lips start sinking ships all around her, she realizes that it's high time for the truth to come out.

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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • UPC: 043396362765

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Genre:Comedies
Format:Blu-ray Disc

eBay Product ID: EPID96958926

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"[A] high school romp that turns a stale genre upside down with sly wit and sharp satire."
Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt (09/10/2010)

"Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci, as Olive's goofily empathic parents, are a tasty comedy team..." -- Grade: B-
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (09/17/2010)

4 stars out of 5 -- "Overflowing with charm and wit, this satirical take on that special hell known as high school has plenty of appeal to teens and adults alike."
Box Office - Pam Grady (09/16/2010)

3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The movie works because its funny, yes, but also because it's smart."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (09/15/2010)

"[T]he sassy high school comedy EASY A commands attention for the irresistible presence of Emma Stone....Her performance is the best of its type since Alicia Silverstone's star turn several high school generations ago in Amy Heckerling's 1995 hit, CLUELESS."
New York Times - Stephen Holden (09/16/2010)

3.5 stars out of 4 -- "One of the reasons it fires on all cylinders is its sassy titian-haired star, Emma Stone. Stone is easily one of the most winning actresses of her generation and a natural comedian."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (09/17/2010)

"EASY A proves inventive in its plotting....Thomas Hayden Church brings a weary soulfulness to the role of Olive's favorite teacher..."
Los Angeles Times - Sheri Linden (09/17/2010)

"Happily, EASY A has two strong elements in its favor: heart, and Stone's terrific lead performance."
A.V. Club - Keith Phipps (09/16/2010)

"[I]t catapults Emma Stone into a higher place reserved for American actors who can handle elevated language with casually dazzling aplomb."
Wall Street Journal (09/17/2010)

3 stars out of 4 -- "Enhanced by a wicked sense of humor, Will Gluck's movie does what Hughes did best, showcasing characters with personality who make you wish you had them on speed dial."
Washington Post (09/17/2010)

"[A] teen comedy loaded with killer laughs..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (09/15/2010)

"Royal does hit some satirical bull's-eyes..."
Sight and Sound - Sam Davies (11/01/2010)

4 stars out of 5 -- "Arguably the best teen comedy since CLUELESS, it's easy to give to this one an A."
Empire - Chris Hewitt (10/22/2010)

3 stars out of 5 -- "[This is] Emma Stone's first star vehicle, which she shoulders with charm, intelligence and a knowing glint in her eye."
Total Film - Total Film Staff (10/11/2010)

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Easy A gets an A+

Created: 23/11/10
'Easy A' could possibly be that breath of fresh air we all have been longing for from the high school satire genre. What we are given is a talented lead actress, clever and witty humor, and a movie that is a great addition to a line of high school comedies.

Emma Stone gives a star-breaking performance as Olive Penderghast, a smart and genuine character that is portrayed as a wallflower to her fellow high school peers, but knows her way around the books. Her sharp dialect and personality is what makes her stand out from other leading protagonists. Her life turns out of control when she lies about losing her virginity and is overheard by the school's Christian dictator, Marianne, played by Amanda Bynes. From there, she uses the rumor mill to her advantage, and to others advantage as well, soliciting pretend sex in-exchange for gift-cards and a higher social status. Thinking of her reputation, she embroids a red "A" on her wardrobe to model off the Scarlet Letter, a book she is currently studying in English.

'Easy A' features an excellent ensemble cast featuring Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci as Olive's hilarious parents and Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley as Woodchuck Todd. Director Will Gluck accomplishes at bringing an intelligent script to life with striking and visual appeal of Ojai, California. The film also features an excellent post-modern rock and alternative soundtrack featuring Angus and Julia Stone, Lenka, and Sweet Thing, that helps the movie flow quite nicely. In the end, 'Easy A' is one of the biggest surprises of the year that is worth the ticket price.
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Decent!

Created: 09/03/11
Good movie!
Not great, but for a young "chick flick" it was well done. What I liked best about it was that it wasn't full of stupid humor, with guys that can't act other than to be crude, daft or just plain gross.
This movie reminded me of some of the decent "young love" stories that have appeared now and then in recent years past (as opposed to the old movies from the pre-60's). Easy-A compares itself in fact, to some previous movies, and it does pretty well at delivering. Not great, but pretty well. (It is hard for it to be as good as they were, for it seems in this day-&-age there is a certain format and style that movies stick to that keeps them from being "conservative" (I guess that would be the word) so to speak.
If a movie isn't made to be "out there" or "over the top", it seems the studio thinks it won't be popular to today's young audience. (Perhaps they are right.)

So bottom line, I would recommend seeing this movie. However, you could pass on buying it, unless you really love young "chick flick-romantic" movies, in which case I would say this one just makes it into the race. Again, not great... but a good movie overall.
I will likely watch it a few times over the coming years. I don't know that having it in Blu-Ray was worth it (I got in it blu-ray) unless you can get it for a great price anyway. Blu-ray is better reserved for movies like Prince of Persia, which make good use of it.
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easy a is THE BOMB!!

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Created: 20/04/12
easy a is definitely one of the best movies i have ever seen!! emma stones' performance is terrific and i give her 2 big thumbs up! funny, smart, witty and with a great cast, EASY A is definitely a movie to see!! get it on blu-ray and its even better!! i absolutely recommend this for anybody, no matter what you prefer to see, you will like this one!
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The best!!

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Created: 10/08/11
This movie is sooo funny!! I love Emma Stone!! I advise everyone see it!! Emma Stone has to be one of the funniest actresses out right now. I also loved her in Zombieland. I know people that are like the Jesus group in the movie, so that made it funnier for me.
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Created: 13/01/11
Very cute movie. Didn't expect much when I first saw it, but turned out to be very funny. A great movie to sit and watch with a wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, or whatever.
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