Easy A – Movie Review

Sunday, December 04 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 
Easy A

Easy A

Easy A – Movie Review

SYNOPSIS

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

JOY’S REVIEW

 ‘Easy A’ is a terrific movie with Emma Stone, whose face you may recognize, even though you may not recognize her name. She plays kind of a non-entity high school girl that everybody ignores until she decides to make up a story to tell her best friend. It’s overheard in the ladies room and ends up being Tweeted and Twittered and Facebooked. She, at the same time, is studying The Scarlet Letter and what it means to be socially ostracized. It’s a great cast, including Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson as her parents, a little too hip for the room. Thomas Hayden-Church as her cool teacher, Lisa Kudrow as her guidance counselor, and Dan Byrd as her cute almost-boyfriend. The movie is nearly stolen by Rhianna who is played by Allie Michalka, who gets the great role of the girlfriend who is the pretend-slut. This is a really good movie. It’s very smart, it’s very well-written, it’s very well-acted, and really points out some of the issues about these kids these days who want to be famous, who want to be important, so they’ll reveal all sorts of terrifying details, whether they’re true or not, about themselves on Facebook, and it becomes part of their local lore, and the real problems that this is causing. So I liked this as social commentary, I liked it as entertainment, I liked it all over. It’s got a great cast, so four and a half stars.

JOY METER