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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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Will Gluck

Writer:

Bert V. Royal
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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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Taglines:

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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,401,464, 19 December 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,952,305, 23 December 2010
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Emma Stone's audition was her opening webcam scene. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

The end credits are appearing through a road while we see cars, bikes passing near us. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Unfriended (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonies
Written by Dan Black and Jack Nitzsche
Performed by Dan Black
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Pleasantly Surprised
29 August 2010 | by halliebenferSee all my reviews

I attended a free preview of this movie and without having done any research on the movie and just based on a short synopsis, had pretty low expectations walking into the cinema. It's always great coming out of a cinema being pleasantly surprised by an enjoyable movie and that's exactly what happened! I've always been a fan of fast witty dialogue and this movie definitely delivers! Virtually every character in the movie whether minor or major seems to have something funny to say, and while there wasn't a lot of ROFL moments, there were quite a few LOL's throughout the movie! To me, it's one of those movies perfect for a Friday night to unwind from work without having to use too many brain cells (but enough so that you don't walk out of there thinking you'd wasted your time and intellect!) - it's one of those movies that i'll definitely be purchasing on DVD when it comes out!!


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