Easy A - Review


It's really hard for directors nowadays to write good remarkable teen high school comedies. Because there are just so many of them. Sure some of them (especially the ones from the 80s) turned out to be some of the greatest movies ever. Mostly due to writer and director John Hughes. "Breakfast Club", "Sixteen Candles" are examples of the best teen comedies. Surprisingly exactly those movies are being referred to in John Gluck's "Easy A". So how does "Easy A" hold up among all those teen comedies?



The plot: 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.

The plot has quite some potential. It's always more interesting when a movie is more focused on a "villain" than on a good guy. But well in "Easy A" it's pretty obvious that Emma Stone's character Olive, is a good guy who (of course) against his will is turned to be the school whore. Although the plot is quite interesting, i have to say that the movie despite of it's occasionally good jokes, does have a couple of really unlogical and unrealistic aspects. I will talk about them later in detail.

The main star, Emma Stone is our main focus here. And she does actually really good. Of course Emma Stone has also been cast because she looks really hot BUT turns out she is also a pretty "credible" actor (not counting the unlogical moments). The other actors are mainly ALL stereotypes. Emma Stone's girlfriends are steretypical high school bitches, the gay dude with the OBVIOUSLY GAY LOOKS is gay (because in hollywood there are no normal looking football playing normal gay dudes. it's always nerds who are gay). And then there are Emma Stone's parents...oh man..they are sooo overplayed. I mean who the fuck has parents like that. At one point the mother tells her that she has been a slut too and that she enjoyed it...WTF?! how the hell is that supposed to help Emma in her situation???? but well they just wanted to make the mother interesting funny and charming but...well anyway.

Now the big thing that i thought was not so logic or put well:

                       !!!SPOILER!!!





- In the end, Emma Stone succeeds in getting her old reputation back by dancing like a slut in front of the entire school at a basketball game and then says that later she can be seen online having sex, but then (of course) she instead tells everybody online the truth about the story.

Alright i got that so far. But during the last scene when her webcast comes to an end, we got a shot of various people watching that webcast. Although this scene is supposed to be charming (that one teacher watches it, her gay friends etc.)...think about it...all those people didn't know that she was going to just tell the truth...this means that everyone that we see watching her webcast, actually wanted to watch Emma Stone fucking. THAT MEANS THAT THE TEACHER, HER GAY FRIEND, AND (of course) ALL THE OTHER GUYS ARE JUST PERVS!!!


(Or did i just get it wrong?? (if yes, tell me in the comments please.)




                 !!!END OF SPOILERS!!!






All in all, "Easy A" is despite of it's charming star Emma Stone a pretty forgettable teenager high school flick. The characters are mostly stereotypes and only occasionally some of the gags and jokes actually work. You initially notice when a joke is thrown at you but it just doesn't always work. So if you just can't resist to watch another average teenage flick then go watch it. In "Easy A" there's one scene in which Emma Stone refers to several other really great high school flicks from the 80s like "Breakfast Club", "Sixteen Candles" or "Ferris Buller's Day Off", if you ask me, better watch those instead of "Easy A".


Final Verdict: 4 out of 10

 

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