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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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The rumor-filled totally FALSE account of how I ruined my flawless reputation. 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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Easy Girl  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£277,975 (UK) (22 October 2010)

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$58,401,464 (USA) (17 December 2010)
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In almost every scene, there is an orange or oranges. In the commentary for the film the director said he did this to be "artistic". See more »

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Olive mentions her fake boyfriend at the beginning of the movie who goes to the same college as her brother, but the brother is never mentioned again. See more »

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Olive Penderghast: The rumors of my promiscuity have been greatly exaggerated.
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I Loved this Film and Emma Stone
1 July 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In California, the virgin student Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) feels anonymous in the high school where she studies. When her best friend Rhiannon (Alyson Michalka) invites her to spend the weekend with her family, Olive lies and tells that she will have a date with a nonexistent community college student. On the next Monday, Rhiannon goes to the bathroom with Olive and asks how her encounter was and Olive lies, telling that she lost her virginity in the weekend with her fictitious boyfriend. However, one school mate overhears their conversation and spreads the rumor about Olive's promiscuity. The religious fanatic Marianne (Amanda Bynes) blames her and out of the blue. Olive becomes a notorious student.

Meanwhile, Olive is studying "The Scarlet Letter" in the English class and she identifies herself like Hester Prynne, the woman condemned by her Puritan neighbors in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel. Olive discloses the truth to her bullied gay friend Brandon (Dan Byrd) and suggests him to also lie that he had slept with a girl. Brandon asks Olive to help him and she pretends to have sex with him in a party. Then other outcast boys offer to pay Olive to improve their images while Olive's reputation degrades. When Olive loses control of the situation, she needs to take an attitude to revert it.

"Easy A" is a delightful comedy about an average teenager that is on the spot of her high school mates after telling a lie about an encounter with a fictitious boyfriend. The plot has flaws and some attitudes of Olive are unreasonable. Despite this remark, I loved this film, mainly because the sensual Emma Stone and her sexy voice. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Mentira" ("The Lie")


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