Easy A attempts to make a modern day, high school comedy version The Scarlet Letter, but that intention isn’t kept a secret, it’s instead laid right out on the table and sort of even thrown in your face.
Olive, played by the intensely hot Emma Stone, starts down a long path of lying about having sex with various boys in the high school to help them boost their social statuses as well as put gift cards in her purse. Obviously, this becomes a big mess almost instantly, but even more obviously, hilarity ensures. All the while, Amanda Bynes plays a somewhat inconsistent Jesus-freak with a bitter hatred towards Olive. This story line is a somewhat solid driving force for the plot throughout the movie, but feels like it was somewhat forgotten in the end.
While Easy A is quite comical on its own, it’s even more funny when you have a gaggle of 15 year old girls sitting near you in the theater and these girls giggle and yell “awwwww” at every other line. This is the best way to see this movie, in my opinion, so be sure to round up some high school girls before you head over to the theater. Just make sure you find a way to do this without looking like a creep and getting yourself arrested.
Easy A isn’t a knee-slapper, but it’s one of the best high school comedies of the past few years. If you’re a dude, this is a no-brainer, Emma Stone and Amanda Bynes, you should be there already. If you’re not a dude, you’ll still enjoy it.