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At Theaters: 9/17/2010 On Video: 12/21/2010
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 549962
Studio: Screen Gems/Palm Pictures
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When Marianna overhears Olive, she exaggerate Olive's promiscuity. Soon the whole student body is twittering or face booking Olive's supposed indiscretions.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - This is a teen comedy with a sexually suggestive premise. As such, the film, while rated PG-13, is not appropriate for children. Fans of star Emma Stone will have plenty to savor here though a number of the other recognizable stars, from Lisa Kudrow to Amanda Bynes, have smaller roles.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Emma Stone ZOMBIELAND, GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST
Penn Badgley THE STEPFATHER, JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE
Amanda Bynes SYDNEY WHITE, HAIRSPRAY, SHE'S THE MAN
Thomas Haden Church ALL ABOUT STEVE, IMAGINE THAT, SMART PEOPLE
Patricia Clarkson SHUTTER ISLAND, WHATEVER WORKS
Cam Gigandet PANDORUM, THE UNBORN, TWILIGHT, NEVER BACK DOWN
Director: Will Gluck FIRED UP
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Production Notes Heading
How A Story Spreads
"A" List Acting Talent
From Rumor To Reality
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 20 S0words, 8 GD's, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Constant sex talk and humor; fleeting non-sexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: A coule of hits.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol drinking, including by teens.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Constant verbal humor, mostly sex-related.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good The movie works because its funny, yes, but also because it's smart.

USA Today Full Review
Very Good Easy A not only makes the grade, but it comes in close to 100%.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 64 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
5
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
29
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
7
High
86%
30+Adults (M)
4
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (F)
14
Very High
93%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 50 moviegoers:
TEENS:OUTSTANDING REVIEWS! Nearly all the females gave "Easy A" their highest rating. The five males also loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Great reviews from both the males and females.
ADULTS:The male reviews are very mixed. One loved it, one rated it above average, another rated it average and one rated it below average. The female reviews are great. Three-quarters of them loved it. Only a very small percentage were disappointed.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Olive Penderghast (EMMA STONE) was a typical high school girl, until she decided to be, well, A-typical.

I mean, what's your average, everyday girl to do when her popular, detail-seeking best friend Rhiannon (ALY MICHALKA) wants the 411 on Olive's weekend, and the boring reality is nothing to brag about? Can't a non-entity, a perceived zero, an anonymous girl like Olive tell a little white lie if it gives her just a tiny taste of that magical prize sought by every teenager: popularity?

Some status updates, however, just cannot be contained, especially when Marianne (AMANDA BYNES), Ojai High School's very own Tammy Faye Bakker, overhears Olive's words. Soon, rumors of Olive's promiscuity are being greatly exaggerated.

Within minutes, the student body is all a-twitter, linked-in and face-booked over Olive's supposed indiscretions. While it's not necessarily the kind of notoriety Olive was looking for, becoming the center of attention proves to be tantalizingly addictive, so much so that Olive decides not to deny the rumors. In fact, she embraces them, further playing the part by sporting a sexy new look and biting new attitude. After all, she knows the real truth, and her non-judgmental parents (STANLEY TUCCI, PATRICIA CLARKSON) trust her. So she's not really hurting anyone, is she? Sure, her favorite English teacher Mr. Griffith (THOMAS HADEN CHURCH) feels the need to express his well-meaning concern, while his wife, the school guidance counselor (LISA KUDROW), offers her own brand of advice and protection. But the spotlight feels pretty good to Olive, who even devises a creative use of her newfound reputation to help some of her status-challenged fellow students, including fellow peer pressure victim Brandon (DAN BYRD).

As her story continues to mutate and take on a life of its own, Olive can't help but begin to identify with the notorious plight of the classic literary character Hester Prynne from "The Scarlet Letter,” the book she just happens to be studying in Mr. Griffith's class.

But when Olive begins losing control of the raging rumors, she finds it's not all that easy to put out a wildfire. Unless she's able to clear things up, other people's lives are going to suffer greatly as a consequence.

"Easy” does it, Olive.

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