September 21, 2010
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Emma Stone has arrived ladies and gentlemen. In the first time since Mean Girls, we have a smart teen comedy with a smart and talented cast. Man, was it overdue!
Easy A stars Emma Stone as a woman who puts her reputation up for sale. But not quite in the usual way. Instead, she helps those underprivileged guys at her school by pretending that they shacked up. What starts out as a favor for a friend turns into a service that draws much attention from her classmates and the faculty. It culminates in an altercation that really brings her to truly understand the trouble of what she has done.
Ms. Stone is backed an all-star cast including the Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson, and Thomas Haden Church. But even with a great cast, the strength is in the writing. The script is fully aware of its trappings and instead of ignoring them to takes them head on and exposes them, laughing all the while. This is a smart film that is guaranteed to rise above the cliches of its subgenre. 4 out of 5 stars.