Saturday, June 04, 2011

Movie Review: easy A

Movie Review: easy A 
Director: Will Gluck
**Emma Stone  as Olive
**Penn Badgley as Woodchuck Todd
**Amanda Bynes as Marianne
**Dan Byrd  as Brandon
**Thomas Haden Church  as Mr. Griffith


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.”
Review: I loved this movie. A lot of my friends watched it and loved it and told me to watch it but I wasn’t sure how I would like it. I’m sorry I waited this long to watch it! I think the one thing that got me so interested in the movie was the re-creation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. I was studying the book when this movie released and I really wanted to know how it was.

It’s funny, silly, and charismatic with quirky dialogue and interesting characters. The directing and acting both work very well for this movie. I think the cast was perfectly picked! Emma Stone shines as Olive Penderghast, really bringing out Olive’s humor and charm. She really could just bring this movie out all by herself. Stone’s acting is worthwhile and it might as well be the one reason to watch this movie.

Another aspect I loved about this movie (with superb acting) was Olive’s Mom and Dad. I wish my parents were like hers. Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson’s interactions with each other and Olive make you laugh and think. While they’re fun and easy going, they care about and love Olive and often offer her advice. The rest of the supporting cast was good too.

I liked was the fact that in this movie, the technology and pop culture of today is effortlessly played out. Living in today’s world and being a teen in it, we have expectations of how movies portray our world. I loved every bit of this movie. The high school, the characters, the conflicts were all things that could happen. Some things, I’ve seen happen at my school. It was realistic and I liked that.

Recommended: To anyone who wants a good movie that'll make them laugh and think. It's a must see movie.