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A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

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Will Gluck

Writer:

Bert V. Royal
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Stone ... Olive
Penn Badgley ... Woodchuck Todd
Amanda Bynes ... Marianne
Dan Byrd ... Brandon
Thomas Haden Church ... Mr. Griffith
Patricia Clarkson ... Rosemary
Cam Gigandet ... Micah
Lisa Kudrow ... Mrs. Griffith
Malcolm McDowell ... Principal Gibbons
Aly Michalka ... Rhiannon
Stanley Tucci ... Dill
Fred Armisen ... Pastor
Juliette Goglia ... Eighth Grade Olive
Jake Sandvig ... Anson
Morgan Rusler ... Mr. Abernathy
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Storyline

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. Written by Sony Pictures

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Taglines:

The rumor-filled totally FALSE account of how I ruined my flawless reputation. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Easy A See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,734,040, 19 September 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,401,464, 19 December 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,952,305, 23 December 2010
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Olive is talking about her "clients", she mentions actual filmmakers and a store. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street directors), Sanjay (Jay) Chandrasekhar, and TJ Maxx (a store.) See more »

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As Todd is driving Olive home, you can see the speedometer as they drive down Olive's street. Even though they are clearly moving, the speedometer says 0 MPH (miles per hour). See more »

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[first lines]
Olive Penderghast: The rumors of my promiscuity have been greatly exaggerated.
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The end credits are appearing through a road while we see cars, bikes passing near us. See more »

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References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

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Go On
Written by Robert Schwartzman
Performed by Rooney
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Star of the future Stone shines in very funny comedy
24 October 2010 | by StampsfightclubSee all my reviews

Emma Stone stars as Olive, a lonely heart who lies about losing her virginity to her best friend and soon rumour spreads she is a slut. Initially mortified Olive parades around the school as a slut, wearing an 'A' on her clothing but soon she ends up in trouble.

Described as "the best teen comedy since Mean Girls" this is a must see because quite simply, it is. The comedy variety of clever performances, physical humour and beautiful word play make a combination of knockabout comedy a treat for anyone over 15 years of age that will entertain you for a glorious hour and a half.

Emma Stone in her first major leading role excels as a typical but not yet typical teenager going through life's friendship and educational battles, and thankfully with a difference. Olive narrates via an internet blog about how everything came about and her life and school reputation changed. Through some original narrative design and comic brightness audiences are easily engaged into the world of its heroine.

Stone's performance is indescribably funny. From singing alone in her bedroom to strutting around in revealing clothing and making us laugh at the same time has made her a star for the future. One scene where she pretends to have it on in a bedroom is very funny and whilst marketed as a comedy, the inevitable drama sequences show Stone as a rock.

Stone steals the film but thanks to the experience of Stanley Tucci and Thomas Haden Church we have an array of comic genius. Tucci has never been funnier.

The plot boasts some great twists and turns whilst marketing some great songs on its soundtrack. The way it separates itself from the normal comedy, by diversifying itself through visual aids such as the live web blog or plot differentiations makes it one out watch over and over again.

A couple of drawbacks include the fact Lisa Kudrow cannot shake the Phoebe tag and the ending is slightly predictable.

These minor things aside this is a knockabout comedy with a great lead performance that is certainly worth checking out.


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