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
The woman and two kids in the ice cream shop when Olive is talking to Evan are actually the wife and kids of director Will Gluck. See more »
During the first scene with the English teacher, he spells "judgment" as the British spelling "judgement", even though he is American. However, this is part of a lesson about The Scarlet Letter, which is written in 17th-century English idiom. See more »
Trouble Is a Friend
Written by Lenka and Thomas Salter
Performed by Lenka (as Lenka)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more »
Excellent Tribute to John Hughes
Just saw this with my daughter who is 13. She has just recently seen all the John Hughes 80's movies (Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, etc.) and said it felt just like one of them. I couldn't agree more - great direction and just a hint of a wacky feel to it. Realistic, fun and interesting *normal* parents that don't take the world too seriously and want to be there for their kid.
The only parts that didn't hold up was a couple of logistical things (like a girl that good looking not having any guys following her around, and having a best friend who is such a ditz). All in all though the plot stuck together, was edgy in a few ways, and thoroughly entertaining. I'd put it on the shelf right next to the John Hughes films, and that is a distinguished place indeed.
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