EASY A (12)
D: Will Gluck
Sony/Screen Gems (Zanne Devine & Will Gluck)
USA 🇺🇸 2010
W: Bert V. Royal
DP: Michael Grady
Ed: Susan Littenberg
Mus: Brad Segal
Emma Stone (Olive Penderghast), Penn Badgley (Todd), Amanda Bynes (Marianne Bryant), Dan Byrd (Brandon), Thomas Haden Church (Mr. Griffith), Patricia Clarkson (Rosemary Penderghast), Stanley Tucci (Dill Penderghast), Lisa Kudrow (Mrs. Griffith)
A refreshingly original teen comedy which does for Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter what 10 Things I Hate About You did for Shakespeare's The Taming Of The Shrew. Emma Stone plays a student who gains popularity for all the wrong reasons when rumours about her sexual shenanigans spread around campus.
Packed to the brim with references to 80's teen movies and a fantastic lead performance by Emma Stone to boot. Stanley Tucci & Patricia Clarkson are also excellent as the (awesomely cool) parents. Recommended over any of the American Pie films & most other insipid, puerile teen comedies.