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Easy A -- After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her reputation tarnished  until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Easy A -- A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Easy A -- Easy A - Olive wears the scarlet letter.
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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 9 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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A great comedy with the potential to be more. Though it lacks some connections plot-wise, Emma Stones extraordinary performance makes up for all its tiny faults See more (255 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)

Yoshua Sudarso ... Eric Ling (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)
Bijay Awale .... digital compositor
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)
Eric Mills .... key assistant location manager
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 conversation between Olive and Todd about the penalty for removing his costume head at DisneyWorld was inspired by a lawsuit televised on the CourtTV channel; a family who had been robbed in the Disneyland parking lot sued Disney Parks and Resorts, partly claiming that their children were further traumatized by the sight of character performers with their costume heads off while being escorted to the backstage security office.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Olive Penderghast:The rumors of my promiscuity have been greatly exaggerated.
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Movie Connections:
References The Scarlet Letter (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
The WolfSee more »

FAQ

What school is used in the movie?
What song is playing when Olive is sent to the principals office?
What is the bookstore that Olive visits that has books on the outside of the store?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A great comedy with the potential to be more. Though it lacks some connections plot-wise, Emma Stones extraordinary performance makes up for all its tiny faults, 2 March 2014
Author: SoleVeil

Easy A stars Emma Stone as she takes on the role of a very different type of High School student who, despite the image she acquires throughout the movie, endures her tribulations with astounding indifference. If Emma Stones character wouldn't have carried with her that perpetual gleefulness, the movie might have just moved in a completely different direction. Though the movie was undeniably a comedy, I could not help but ponder over the dark undertones that loomed in the background of all the comedy.

Olive is an outsider, as we quickly pick up when she spends her weekend chanting ''A Pocket full of Sunshine'' alone in her room. For some, this may well be the most funny part of of the movie; for me, it was sort of depressing. To me, it emphasizes her lack of a social life, and it is how I felt when I first saw the part. I understand this is far from how most others perceive this part of the movie, but anyways...

Olive is also incredibly intelligent, and her snappy and witty retorts stay with her all throughout the movie. She leads a distanced life but appears to be a contended, courageous and confident girl with little social angst. Her relationship with her laid back parents (who were, by the way, one of the funniest proponents of the movie) is open and genuine. With a sudden lie to her best friend, Olive's life transforms from being an overlooked girl (which appears a little strange judging by her look, but im digressing...)into a whirlwind of exaggerated rumors,boosting her image into someone of a more than, to phrase it nicely, liberal sense of promiscuity.

The movie itself was great. Don't get me wrong, it did contain many funny moments and was distinctly comical. However, I myself saw potential in the movie to be meaningful, and for a movie to be meaningful, it requires realism. I hardly think the scenario presented in Easy A resembles real life. Characters were, at least mostly, very stereotypical and flat. OK, maybe not all of them. Anyways, I hope you get my point. As far as Olive goes, I had just one critique, which is once again digressing from the comedic theme of the movie. I couldn't quite grasp how lightly she took her mortifying daily life. (Potential Spoiler!) How did she just suddenly become a beauty goddess brushing off guys with a sort or royal indifference when it wasn't even clear if she had ever kissed a guy before. An innate confidence, maybe? Just a few things to consider from my point of view, none of which really interfered with the comedic scheme of the movie.

So, let's talk of the comedic value of the movie. Honestly, I didn't have awfully many ''laugh-out loud'' moments. Probably (and here we go again ) because of the dark undertones whose probability of being explored by the writers I failed to discard throughout the entire movie. I think that if I would re-watch the movie with a more comedy-oriented mindset it would indeed be funny, but its first impression on me was undeniably thought-provoking. Taking aside all of the stereotypical clichés, I really think this movie has something to say.

Feel free to disagree with me. Maybe I'll re-watch the movie and jump to a different conclusion.

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