Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
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
When Olive's mother enters her room while she's playing a guitar, she praises her guitar playing skills and Olive replies with "never had one lesson." This is a possible nod to the popular John Hughes film Ferris Bueller's day off in which the main character Ferris plays a clarinet very badly in one of the scenes and says the same line into the camera. See more »
After Olive spells out the bad word in her peas at dinner and they are discussing what her potential punishment would be, her mother's wine glass moves from being held to being on the counter numerous times. See more »
This film tells how a school girl uses rumours to advance her cool factor, but her publicity stunt spirals out of control.
I thought "Easy A" was about easily getting A grades, but that is far from what it actually is. The school girl in question bows to social pressure, pretends to be promiscuous in order to be cool, and to help some disadvantaged schoolmates along the way. How she helps Brendan in the bedroom is so hilarious, I laughed hard! In just a few days, her world is turned upside down, she feels differently about herself and everyone else feels differently about her as well. For a comedy, Olive's emotional roller coaster is portrayed convincingly. I also liked her open minded and supportive parents, although they have minor roles in the film, they provide a safe haven for her to grow up and become independent.
"Easy A" is a fun teenage school comedy with a great moral story. It even tells how social pressure makes us do regrettable things. It's easy for people to relate to the story, and that's a big contributing factor to "Easy A" being a fun and enjoyable comedy.
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