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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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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Let's not and say we did. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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According to a 2018 interview, Amanda Bynes decided to quit acting after watching herself in this film. See more »

Goofs

As Todd is driving Olive home, you can see the speedometer as they drive down Olive's street. Even though they are clearly moving, the speedometer says 0 MPH (miles per hour). See more »

Quotes

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

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 »

Connections

Features The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Sexy Silk
Written by Jack Hammer, Jessie J (as Jessica Cornish), Justin Broad, Ash Thomas (as Ashton Millard) and Paul Herman
Performed by Jessie J (as Jessica Cornish)
Courtesy of Ash, Paul, and Justin Productions
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Easy A is Easy to Love....
26 August 2010 | by wkupSee all my reviews

Lately the genre of teen comedies skew to the ribald and the are more sex romps than tell stories and introduce characters that you can not only root for but like. "Easy A" is a welcomed throwback to earlier teen comedies: risqué, but heartfelt.

In Emma Stone you have a Molly Ringwald for a new generation: relate-able, sexy, funny, sarcastic and lovely shines as Olive, a girl who leads her best friend (Aly Michalka) to believe she wasn't a virgin. The rumor spreads about her fabled loose ways and spurs different reactions from the school population: Brandon (Dan Byrd) wants to use it to his advantage, Marianne (Amanda Bynes) the school's self-appointed religious leader wants to shame Olive and Olive decides to run with it for her own gains.

There are many pluses with this film: A cast of young actors who are true actors who can convey the humor and uphold the tone of the film; a truly funny, vibrant script by Bert V. Royal in which not only the teens get to be smart and fully fleshed out characters but the adults (Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci as Olive's wry and whimsical parents are a joy; and Thomas Haden Church whose character is a new spin on the "hip teacher".) as well.

With Stone as the lead and the only face in the promotional poster people may think this is a "chick flick" but this film is for anyone who just likes a good film.


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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:

$75,026,327
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1.85 : 1
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