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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

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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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A Comedy about a Good Girl, a Small Favor and a Big Rumor. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The website FreeOlive.com leads to the Sony Pictures website. See more »

Goofs

After Olive spells out the bad word in her peas at dinner and they are discussing what her potential punishment would be, her mother's wine glass moves from being held to being on the counter numerous times. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Olive Penderghast: The rumors of my promiscuity have been greatly exaggerated.
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After the end credits and the Screen Gems logo we can listen a sort of sound of excitement from Dan Byrd's character, Brandon. See more »

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great argument, great cast, great movie
16 February 2014 | by anna-rita1999See all my reviews

I think this is one of the best movies of the decade. Emma Stone is awesome and such a great actress. The story is impressive and super truthful to American's high school current reality. The Story: Olive Penderghast is a normal high school student just trying to "blend in the crowd". At some part, she says she lost her virginity to a boy in community college and everyone starts to call her a "dirty skank". Then, she starts dressing like one and pretending to have sex for money. This girl just wants to find true love but anybody would ask her out. The movie ends in a high note with a precious lesson: don't worry about what the others say about you. Just live your life. Such a great movie. I do really recommend it. :) :)


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