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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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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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A Comedy about a Good Girl, a Small Favor and a Big Rumor. See more »

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

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17 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Easy Girl  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,734,040 (USA) (17 September 2010)

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$58,401,464 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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The website FreeOlive.com leads to the Sony Pictures website. See more »

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When Marianne hugs Olive and cries, Olive's head changes from being on the side of her shoulder to being on the top of her shoulder between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Olive Penderghast: The rumors of my promiscuity have been greatly exaggerated.
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After the end credits and the Screen Gems logo we can listen a sort of sound of excitement from Dan Byrd's character, Brandon. See more »

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References Gossip Girl (2007) See more »

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Written by Brad Segal (as Bradley A. Segal)
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Easy A is Easy to Love....
26 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

Lately the genre of teen comedies skew to the ribald and the are more sex romps than tell stories and introduce characters that you can not only root for but like. "Easy A" is a welcomed throwback to earlier teen comedies: risqué, but heartfelt.

In Emma Stone you have a Molly Ringwald for a new generation: relate-able, sexy, funny, sarcastic and lovely shines as Olive, a girl who leads her best friend (Aly Michalka) to believe she wasn't a virgin. The rumor spreads about her fabled loose ways and spurs different reactions from the school population: Brandon (Dan Byrd) wants to use it to his advantage, Marianne (Amanda Bynes) the school's self-appointed religious leader wants to shame Olive and Olive decides to run with it for her own gains.

There are many pluses with this film: A cast of young actors who are true actors who can convey the humor and uphold the tone of the film; a truly funny, vibrant script by Bert V. Royal in which not only the teens get to be smart and fully fleshed out characters but the adults (Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci as Olive's wry and whimsical parents are a joy; and Thomas Haden Church whose character is a new spin on the "hip teacher".) as well.

With Stone as the lead and the only face in the promotional poster people may think this is a "chick flick" but this film is for anyone who just likes a good film.


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