Teen scarlet letter update is smart but risque read common sense media's easy a review, age rating, and parents guide. Scepticism, if not downright antipathy, towards christianity is one of easy a's most distinctive features marianne, even by the standards of broad characterisation that are hallmarks of this kind of film, is a one-dimensional bully she refuses to attend religion of other cultures classes because she regards. Emma stone charmed people's socks off with her breakout role as a vlogger slash modern-day hester prynne in easy a, but what if america's other favorite relatable star jennifer lawrence had gotten the part would emma stone have shot arrows at people in the hunger games maybe jennifer. Wall street journaljoe morgenstern why, then, am i so pleased with easy a because the movie, despite a few flaws, seems to have been made by higher intelligence, and because it catapults emma stone into a higher place reserved for american actors who can handle elevated language with casually dazzling aplomb. Opening domestically september 17 after its premiere at the toronto film festival, easy a offers two attractive selling points: its high-school milieu and emma stone's fresh-faced performance stone has enjoyed supporting parts in everything from superbad to zombieland, but this sony offering will be her.
In the movie easy a she plays olive, the smart girl that's generally ignored by her class who gets a taste of popularity by way of infamy and continues to trash her own reputation in order to have one she pretends to have sex with a gay classmate in order to boost his social status, and what results is a trip. We all know the classic teen movies — she's all that, the breakfast club, mean girls, sixteen candles, clueless — but there are plenty of movies that don't get the due they deserve one of these teen classics is easy a starring actors like emma stone, patricia clarkson, stanley tucci, penn badgley. The movie by will gluck, easy a, shares the story about the expectations and identity standards that society places on high school students the film attempts to illustrate the various problems and issues that high school students face, how the issues may be different now, the possibility that the previous problems may not be. Easy a, which opened this weekend, is a movie with many goals: at various points, it tries to be a satire of contemporary sexual mores, a feminist critique of double standards, and an homage to the great teen sex comedies of the '80s it fails at all of these things, not because its reach exceeds its grasp, but.
The story of a smart, funny girl who becomes a self-styled hester prynne, easy a is neither as smart nor as funny as it wants to be with the verbal-cleverness dial set at 11, the teen comedy. Oct 7, 2010 i am a big fan of the high school film grease 10 things i hate about you ferris bueller's day off american pie pretty in pink superbad say anything fast times at ridgemont high so when easy a received so many incredibly positive reviews i couldn't wait to see it unfortunately, for me, it didn't live up. Apr 3, 2009 read the empire review of easy a find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination. Is it just me, or is the long arm of the internet informing all our entertainment these days in addition to the web's up-to-the-nanosecond commentary on culture and all its attendant warring, lately cinema is full to brimming with internet-inspired entertainments, from the absorbing late-summer documentaries.
Easy a is a high school comedy that turns a stale genre upside down with sly wit and sharp satire. Easy a has some agreeable fast banter, but it's so self-consciously stylized that it wears you out the movie has too many familiar elements, like amanda bynes as a puritanical/bitchy/christian bff yet stone, who made her debut in superbad, never loses her flashing-eyed sunny vivacity patricia clarkson. Easy a offers an intriguing middle ground to the absolute of sexual abstinence: don't sleep with anybody, but say you did it's a funny, engaging comedy that takes the familiar but underrated emma stone and makes her, i believe, a star until actors are matched to the right role, we can never quite see. Unfortunately, easy a's interesting premise, moral thoughts on judging others, and funny family moments are buried beneath offensive content.
Ok, so when i first heard about easy a starring emma stone, i, like many feminists, was intrigued could it be could there be a feminist friendly teen comedy is it even possible fast forward to now, and i have seen the promised land wait perhaps promised land is too strong a phrase the movie was. In easy a, emma stone plays an unassuming high-school student who flouts taboos without really breaking them that makes her the perfect heroine for a movie that knows the rules of high-school comedies, tweaks them, but still colors within the lines in one early scene, for instance, a caring, caustic. Quick answer: a staple of high school english curriculums, the scarlet letter is about a puritan woman named hester who, shunned by her community for committing adultery, is forced to wear a red a on her chest while easy a may be a little less extreme, it is an accurate portrayal of how female. Emma stone leads a fine cast in this witty comedy centring on gossip and misunderstanding in a california high school, writes philip french.
Movie info 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. As for whether or not i recommend this film, i wholeheartedly say to avoid it aside from its offensive content, the film has no worthy redemptive value, not because of its plot basis, but because of its execution and plot filler “easy a” does effectively show the destructive consequences of lies and gossip, and the ending is. Actress emma stone made her movie debut in superbad, as the girlfriend of one of the main characters it was a small part, and relatively subdued, but it still brought her lots of attention now she's got the starring role in the teen comedy easy a, a film tailored to her talents and designed to let her shine.
Oct 2, 2010 easy a-- 4 stars the great teen movies begin and end with the work of john hughes from the breakfast club, to sixteen candles, to ferris bueller's day off and more, no one will ever match his legacy and no one will ever beat his films there's no argument, save for inclusion of one-hit wonder fast. Omigod, the high school film is not dead text it high and text it low, for it has risen from the ashes with this clever, thoughtful and funny parable.
During the weekend, olive apparently has a birthday where her grandmother ( whom we never meet and there is never another mention of her in this film) has send olive a card it is one of those cards that has a song inside whenever you open it, this one just happening to be pocket full of sunshine olive, at first, dubs it. After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl (emma stone) 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 upcoming movie anticipation level. Emma stone's new to dvd film, easy a is a tribute to 80s classics like say anything and sixteen candles, but it also contains some interesting overlapping synchronicities and hints at deeper messages stone's character, olive, laments that the books she reads for high school english seem to parallel her. Oct 4, 2010 what makes a hit movie one set of answers is front-and-center right now in the form of the movie easy a let me break down some of the reasons why i think the movie has become a hit first we must.