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Easy A (2010)

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A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Director:

Will Gluck

Writer:

Bert V. Royal
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Easy A See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,734,040, 19 September 2010

Gross USA:

$58,401,464

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,952,305
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Olive tells Rihannon about George (her fake sex partner) she says 'I feel like I got a love and I know that it's all mine'. This is a repeat sentence from the song 'pocket full of sunshine' that plays in the previous scenes. See more »

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When Todd gets out of the pool to talk to Olive, his shoulders are dry and in the next cut they are dripping wet again See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Olive Penderghast: The rumors of my promiscuity have been greatly exaggerated.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits peripherally appear in the background, juxtaposed with the characters. See more »

Connections

Features The Scarlet Letter (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't You (Forget About Me)
Written by Steve Schiff (as Steve W. Schiff) and Keith Forsey
Performed by AM
Courtesy of American Laundromat Records
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A fun and enjoyable comedy
8 August 2013 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells how a school girl uses rumours to advance her cool factor, but her publicity stunt spirals out of control.

I thought "Easy A" was about easily getting A grades, but that is far from what it actually is. The school girl in question bows to social pressure, pretends to be promiscuous in order to be cool, and to help some disadvantaged schoolmates along the way. How she helps Brendan in the bedroom is so hilarious, I laughed hard! In just a few days, her world is turned upside down, she feels differently about herself and everyone else feels differently about her as well. For a comedy, Olive's emotional roller coaster is portrayed convincingly. I also liked her open minded and supportive parents, although they have minor roles in the film, they provide a safe haven for her to grow up and become independent.

"Easy A" is a fun teenage school comedy with a great moral story. It even tells how social pressure makes us do regrettable things. It's easy for people to relate to the story, and that's a big contributing factor to "Easy A" being a fun and enjoyable comedy.


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