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Writer (WGA):
Bert V. Royal (written by)
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Release Date:
17 September 2010 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Comedy about a Good Girl, a Small Favor and a Big Rumor. See more »
Plot:
A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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A very funny comedy with slightly skewed morals See more (241 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Emma Stone ... Olive

Penn Badgley ... Woodchuck Todd

Amanda Bynes ... Marianne

Dan Byrd ... Brandon

Thomas Haden Church ... Mr. Griffith

Patricia Clarkson ... Rosemary

Cam Gigandet ... Micah

Lisa Kudrow ... Mrs. Griffith

Malcolm McDowell ... Principal Gibbons

Aly Michalka ... Rhiannon

Stanley Tucci ... Dill

Fred Armisen ... Pastor

Juliette Goglia ... Eighth Grade Olive

Jake Sandvig ... Anson

Morgan Rusler ... Mr. Abernathy

Nikki Tyler-Flynn ... Mrs. Abernathy

Braeden Lemasters ... Eighth Grade Kid

Mahaley Manning ... Nina (as Mahaley Hessam)

Jameson Moss ... Evan

Blake Hood ... Kennedy Peters-Booth

Bryce Clyde Jenkins ... Chip
Neil Soni ... Zia

Stacey Travis ... Marianne's Mom

Bonnie Burroughs ... Micah's Mom

Eddie Applegate ... Micah's Grandfather
Norma Michaels ... Micah's Grandmother (as Norma Micheals)

Yolanda Snowball ... Receptionist

Andrew Fleming ... Doctor

Johanna Braddy ... Melody Bostic

David Gore ... Pre-Teen Kid

Lalaine ... Gossipy Girl

D'Anthony Palms ... Josh Wisniewski (as D'Anthony Wayne Palms)

Ryan Parker ... Kurt

Rawson Marshall Thurber ... Quiznos Guy (as Rawson Thurber)
Chris De Lorenzo ... Spectator In The Gym
Jillian Johnston ... Server

Nancy Karr ... Singing Server

Clay Black ... Singing Server
Bradley Charles Etheridge ... Singing Server (as Brad Etheridge)
Veerta Motiani ... Singing Server
Michael Strauss ... Singing Server
Lance Kerfuffle ... Clerk

Drew Koles ... Boy
Max Crumm ... Pontius
Jeremiah Hu ... Judas

Jessica Jann ... Jezebel

Danni Katz ... Harlot

Jason Kropik ... Mortimer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julianne Celeste ... Gossip Girl Jogger (uncredited)

Seth Donavan ... High School Student (uncredited)
Zack Kennedy ... Mr. Gleason (uncredited)

Bobby C. King ... Man Watching Skateboarders (uncredited)

Johnny Ruddell ... Drama Student (uncredited)
Micah Van Hove ... Stoner (uncredited)

Directed by
Will Gluck 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Bert V. Royal (written by)

Produced by
Zanne Devine .... producer
Alicia Emmrich .... associate producer
Will Gluck .... producer
Mark Benton Johnson .... co-producer (as Mark B. Johnson)
 
Original Music by
Brad Segal 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Grady (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Susan Littenberg 
 
Casting by
Lisa Miller Katz  (as Lisa Miller)
 
Production Design by
Marcia Hinds 
 
Art Direction by
Bo Johnson 
 
Set Decoration by
Karen Agresti 
 
Costume Design by
Mynka Draper 
 
Makeup Department
Desiree Dizard .... hair stylist
Donna-Lou Henderson .... makeup artist
Adruitha Lee .... hair department head
Tracy Manzo .... makeup artist
Maynard Matthews .... hair stylist (as Maynard G. Matthews)
Oney Syers II .... hair stylist
Michelle Vittone .... makeup department head (as Michelle Vittone McNeil)
David Waterman .... key makeup artist
Jose Zamora .... key hair stylist (as Jose L. Zamora)
 
Production Management
Glenn S. Gainor .... unit production manager
Cliff Rogers .... production supervisor (as Clifford L. Rogers)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Amateau .... first assistant director
Heather Kritzer .... additional second assistant director
Anthony J. Nahar .... second assistant director
Will Sandoval .... second second assistant director
Bruce A. Simon .... additional second assistant director
 
Art Department
Guillaume DeLouche .... property master
Troy Hope .... paint supervisor
Carol Kiefer .... art department coordinator
David Lombard .... leadman
James P. Meehan .... assistant property master (as James Meehan)
C.J. Pyles .... on-set dresser (as CJ Pyles)
John Risso .... paint supervisor
Taylor Vaughan .... assistant property master
Doug Anderson .... plasterer (uncredited)
Ryan Claridge .... stand-by greens (uncredited)
Timothy Feimster .... set dresser (uncredited)
Joey Genitempo .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Laurin Guthrie .... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
Karen Higgins .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Mason .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Christopher Parker .... set dresser (uncredited)
Tim Swope .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Richard Blake Wester .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Deb Adair .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Fox .... boom operator
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Scott G.G. Haller .... supervising dialogue editor
Andrea Horta .... adr supervisor
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Larry .... sound editor
Harrison D. Marsh .... sound mixer
Herwig Maurer .... sound editor
Jacob Riehle .... dialogue editor (as Jake Riehle)
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Brian Smith .... adr mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... assistant sound editor
Jon Wakeham .... supervising sound editor
Michael Fowler .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Eric Harwood .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Paul Pirola .... additional mixing (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bret Barrett .... special effects technician
Tyler Matson .... special effects coordinator
Darin O'Neill .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Akemi Abe .... rotoscoping artist
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Dave Abuel)
Suzette Barnett .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Suzette Barnet)
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer: Zoic Studios (as Raoul Yorke Bolognini)
Phillip Broste .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Matthew G. Donnan .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Matt Donnan)
Ristra Fajarwaty .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Nathaniel Holroyd .... compositor: Zoic Studios (as Nate Halroyd)
Alberto Ludeña .... digital artist
Carolyn Martin .... visual effects coordinator: Zoic Studios
Fumi Mashimo .... compositor: Zoic Studios
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor: Zoic Studios
Cat Rowe .... digital colorist assist
Jonathan Wolfe .... main title animator
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios (uncredited)
Chris Ingersoll .... compositor (uncredited)
Jesse Morrow .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Brian Nugent .... digital compositor: Flame artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Brian Patrick Collins .... stunts (as Brian Collins)
Mike Gunther .... stunts
Cassidy Hice .... stunts
Bobby C. King .... stunt coordinator
Dave Macomber .... stunts (as David Macomber)
Tony Snegoff .... stunts
Marcus Young .... stunts
Spencer Andrews .... stunts (uncredited)
Roger Stoneburner .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael P. Catanzarite .... dolly grip
Derek K. Cunningham .... best boy grip
Ulysses Domalaon .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as F. Ulysses Domalaon)
Cory Gunter .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Geoffrey Haley .... Steadicam operator
Geoffrey Haley .... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael Brian Hart .... best boy rigging (as Michael B. Hart)
Aubrey Husar .... key grip
Mike Karasick .... chief lighting technician (as Michael Karasick)
John Linares .... assistant chief lighting technician
John Scott Mills .... digital imaging technician (as John Mills)
Brian Giuseppe Morena .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Brian Morena)
Arturo Rojas .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Patrick Rousseau .... camera operator: "a" camera
George Sugar .... rigging gaffer
Adam L. Taylor .... still photographer (as Adam Taylor)
Michael Uva .... dolly grip (as Michael G. Uva)
Karl Vindler .... video assist
Jesse Crusing .... electrician (uncredited)
Jeff Griffith .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Leo Ibanez .... grip (uncredited)
Louis Isman .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Rex Kenney .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Jordan Lapsansky .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Jake Leannah .... electrician (uncredited)
Chris Linares .... electrician (uncredited)
BJ McDonnell .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
BJ McDonnell .... additional steadicam operator (uncredited)
Yen P. Nguyen .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Joel Perkal .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joseph Wisniewski .... casting associate
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Meg Goodwin .... costumer
Linda Huse .... key costumer
La Shan Knox .... costumer
Elaine McGhee .... costumer
Lori Jean Sacks .... costumer (as Lori Sacks)
Rosemary Bengele Sater .... costumer
Lisa Wujick .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Steve Bowen .... digital colorist
Douglas Slocum .... first assistant editor
Debra L. Tennant .... assistant editor (as Debra Tennant)
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer (uncredited)
Yana Gorskaya .... additional editor (uncredited)
Cat Rowe .... digital color assist (uncredited)
Benjamin Sutor .... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Matt Sweat .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Wende Crowley .... music supervisor
Joshua Minyard .... score mixer
Nicholas Rose .... soundtrack
Sherry Whitfield .... music editor
Jim Black .... music clearance (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James Andrews .... transportation co-captain
Dan Brizendine .... transportation captain (as Daniel Brizendine)
Keenan Haight .... driver
Yvette Peterson .... driver
Neil Chisholm .... production van driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Toussaint Banks .... production assistant
William Batsel .... production assistant
David C. Bernat .... production coordinator
Kimberly Bishop .... production assistant (as Kimberly Anne Bishop)
Jody Blose .... script supervisor
Julianne Celeste .... production assistant
Almarie Clifford .... studio teacher
Nick Costantino .... assistant accountant
Fermin Davalos .... location manager
Sue Ellen .... production representative
Jesse Fox Chaney .... assistant: Mr. Devine
Jennifer Hamilton .... choreographer
Keith Jackson .... production assistant
Shadow Peter Kingsley .... production secretary (as Shadow Kingsley)
Michael Klastorin .... unit publicist
Kristofer Kolpek .... production assistant (as Kris Kolpek)
Jamie Lieberman .... assistant: Mr. Gainor
Bohne Lipsey .... production assistant (as Bohne Leah Lipsey)
Kev Magee .... assistant production coordinator (as Kevin Magee)
Ashley O'Bryant .... production assistant
Nick Graham Rogers .... production assistant (as Nicholas G. Rogers)
Glenn Schneider .... caterer
Charlie E. Scott Jr. .... craft service
Anneke Scott .... production assistant
Charlie Scott .... craft service (as Charlie E. Scott III)
Alison R. Smith .... animal trainer
David Stepheson .... production assistant
Jack Stern .... studio teacher
Matt Sweat .... production assistant
Samara Vise .... production assistant
Bill Wesley .... assistant location manager (as William T. Westley)
Ryan Whan .... production accountant
Benjamin Benedetti .... post facilities manager (uncredited)
Asher Blumberg .... production assistant (uncredited)
Claire Chandou .... key assistant accountant (uncredited)
Annette Dash .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Ryan C. Fill .... loop group voice (uncredited)
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
Dani Jayden .... stand-in: Chip (uncredited)
Lynn Johnson .... set medic (uncredited)
Danni Katz .... stand-in: Olive (uncredited)
Brian Kruse .... utility stand-in (uncredited)
Ashley Lambert .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Todd A. Marks .... computer/video playback supervisor (uncredited)
Maggie Martin .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Tracy E. Maurer .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Steve Solomon .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Erin Stern .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug material
Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The website FreeOlive.com leads to the Sony Pictures website.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Brandon and Olive fake having sex, the pillows fall off the bed. In the next shot, they're back on the bed.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Olive Penderghast:The rumors of my promiscuity have been greatly exaggerated.
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Movie Connections:
References "Gossip Girl" (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've SeenSee more »

FAQ

What school is used in the movie?
Why is the film called Easy A?
What is the bookstore that Olive visits that has books on the outside of the store?
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43 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
A very funny comedy with slightly skewed morals, 26 November 2010
Author: Terrell Howell (KnightsofNi11) from United States

It's always nice to see a comedy that doesn't meander around the same stupid gags insulting my intelligence time and time again. I was very happy to see a different kind of teen comedy that was much more sophisticated than the films it branches from and even parodies in many creative ways. Easy A is about a typical high school girl named Olive (Emma Stone). Olive has never been popular and has never really been noticed by anyone, and I don't see why considering Emma Stone is absolutely beautiful but that's beside the point. Anyway, Olive, without thinking things through, starts a little white lie about losing her virginity. This lie spreads to the rumor mill and spreads throughout the whole school ridiculously fast, which is one of the bigger themes of this movie that focuses on a lot of the necessary flaws of high school, one of the most incessantly emotional periods of our lives. Obviously, the rumor quickly gets out of hand and Olive's reputation as the school slut grows. Instead of backing down here, Olive exploits the rumor mill for her own social and financial gain, as guys pay her to pretend to have sex with her. The themes and criticisms of high school life in this film are valid, but thankfully they aren't overbearing and the entire movie becomes a laugh out loud blast.

First off, the dialouge of Easy A is surprisingly great for a film set around these kinds of teenage archetypes. It is much more intelligent sophisticated than the typical pandering you hear coming out of the mouths of teenagers. It adds a whole new level of respect to the film that keeps it very lively and fresh. But the dialouge isn't cocky, thankfully, and I never got the sense the writer was trying boast his wide vocabulary. He went a totally different route, and used it to the advantage of more characterization. Olive is much smarter than her peers and her language reflects that. There are plenty of other characters in the film that obviously don't come close to her sophisticated insight into the world and are the true bimbos and airheads. Their dialouge is much more typical of a teenager, and it reflects a very distinct level of characterization that had hilarious results. Needless to say I felt much smarter watching this film than some of the other crap I've subjected myself to in recent years.

Easy A also has a great variety of characters. Olive is already a very fun character who leads the story perfectly, keeping it interesting all the way through. But then there are other characters like Amanda Bynes as Marianne, the Christian nut job of the school. It's obvious to see where a person who boasts about premarital sex versus a religious zealot is leading, and these two characters are hilarious to watch interact with all their snappy and quick witted dialouge. The male roles are arguably the weakest of the film, but its not as big of a deal when the whole story primarily focuses on the social interactions between high school girls. Gossip is obviously a huge part of the story. But apart from the younger cast the older cast also fall into some hilarious roles. Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci play Olive's parents and there isn't a moment with these two on screen that you aren't laughing your head off. This duo plays off each other so well and it makes for some of the most hysterical scenes of the whole film. Then there are other great adults in the film like Thomas Haden Church as the fast talking and sarcastic English teacher who you can't help but love. Malcolm McDowell even cameos as the school's principal and has a couple of short but funny scenes. Overall you couldn't ask for a more fitting and entertaining cast.

Overall, Easy A doesn't provide anything groundbreaking or revolutionary to the comedy genre, but it is certainly a breath of fresh air that keeps my hopes alive for the comedy genre in this age where there are so many god awful comedies being released. Easy A isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination. The story sort of becomes a mess towards the end and it seems to be going off on a lot of random tangents. And then it is all resolved rather simplistically for how all over the place it was. I also have to say that the moral compass of all these characters, especially Olive, is pretty out of wack. Some of the decisions are a little strange and seem ridiculous at times, but I guess it only reflects the naivety of a teenager, and how much we still have to learn. But overall you can't complain too much when you are delivered an overall satisfying and hilarious experience.

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