Easy A
- Emma Stone

Overview - Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE SCARLET LETTER is re-imagined as a contemporary high school comedy in this tale of a scheming student who plots to give her popularity a boost by painting herself the easiest lay in school. Like most high school kids, Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) just wants to be popular.  Read more...

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE SCARLET LETTER is re-imagined as a contemporary high school comedy in this tale of a scheming student who plots to give her popularity a boost by painting herself the easiest lay in school. Like most high school kids, Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) just wants to be popular. So much so than when her best friend, Rhiannon (Aly Michalka), asks Olive how her weekend went, the bored teen decides to whip up a spicy white lie just to make things interesting. But that minor exaggeration begins to take on a life of its own when it reaches the ears of motor-mouth gossip Jesus freak Marianne (Amanda Bynes), and in no time the entire student body is abuzz over unassuming Olive's unrepentant weekend of debauchery. Of course not a word of it is true, but that doesn't stop everyone in school from talking, and an amused Olive from deciding to go with the flow. Playing the role of the hussy to the hilt, the girl who used to be invisible begins dressing provocatively and turning heads in the hallways. The students aren't the only ones taking notice, either; Olive's English teacher, Mr. Griffith (Thomas Haden Church), is concerned that the kind of attention she's receiving isn't healthy for a developing girl, and his wife (Lisa Kudrow), the school guidance counselor, is in full agreement. The only people who seem remotely interested in the truth are Olive's trusting and open-minded parents (Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson). As Olive takes note of the parallels between her own situation and the plight of the SCARLET LETTER heroine Hester Prynne, she realizes that she may be able to manipulate her newfound notoriety to give fellow classmate Brandon's (Dan Byrd) popularity a much-needed shot in the arm. Olive never thought her little game could possibly have any negative effect on anyone but herself, but when loose lips start sinking ships all around her, she realizes that it's high time for the truth to come out.

Cast List

Donna Lou Henderson
Gregg Landaker
Glenn S. Gainor - Executive Producer, DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGALOW (2005)
Michael Grady - Director of Photography
Sherry Whitfield
David Waterman
Karen Agresti
Todd Michael Amateau
Will Gluck - Screenwriter, GROSS POINTE/THE LOOP
Bobby C. King - Stunt Coordinator, Stunts, began in early '90s
Zoic Studios
Linda Huse
Wende Crowley
Darin O'Neill
Deb Adair - Sound/Sound Designer; Re-Recording Mixer; Actor
Tracy Manzo
Bert V. Royal
Jose L. Zamora - Hair Styles
Desiree Dizard
Maynard G. Matthews
Bret Barrett - Special Effects Technician
Eddie Applegate
Bonnie Burroughs - Actress
Patricia Clarkson - American actress
Lisa Kudrow - American TV/Film Actress
Malcolm McDowell - British Actor
Stacy Travis - Actress/"Hardware"
Stanley Tucci - American Actor/Writer/Director
Dan Byrd - Actor, CINDERELLA STORY (2004)
Thomas Haden Church - American actor, WINGS, SIDEWAYS
Jake Sandvig
Nikki Tyler-Flynn
Amanda Bynes - Actress, BIG FAT LIAR (2002)
Norma Michaels
Morgan Rusler - Actor/ TOMORROW MAN (2000)
Penn Badgley - Actor, JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE (2006)
Fred Armisen - Comedian on SNL, Voice on CRANK YANKERS
Yolanda Snowball
Cam Gigandet - Actor
Ryan Parker - Actor in THE GOAL
Neil Soni
Juliette Goglia
Emma Stone - Actress, SUPERBAD
Max Crumm
Braeden Lemasters
Johanna Braddy - Actor
David Gore - Actor
Blake Hood - Actor
Aly Michalka
Mahaley Hessam
Jameson Moss
Bryce Clyde Jenkins
Andrew Fleming - Actor
D'Anthony Wayne Palms
Rawson Thurber
Chris DeLorenzo
Jillian Johnston
Nancy Karr
Clay Black
Brad Etheridge
Michael Strauss - Actor
Lance Kerfuffle
Drew Koles
Jeremiah Hu
Jessica Jann
Danni Katz
Jason Kropik

    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 92
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 043396362765
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: July 2016

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
High School Experiences

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"[A] high school romp that turns a stale genre upside down with sly wit and sharp satire." - 09/10/2010 Hollywood Reporter

"Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci, as Olive's goofily empathic parents, are a tasty comedy team..." -- Grade: B- - 09/17/2010 Entertainment Weekly

4 stars out of 5 -- "Overflowing with charm and wit, this satirical take on that special hell known as high school has plenty of appeal to teens and adults alike." - 09/16/2010 Box Office

3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The movie works because its funny, yes, but also because it's smart." - 09/15/2010 Chicago Sun-Times

"[T]he sassy high school comedy EASY A commands attention for the irresistible presence of Emma Stone....Her performance is the best of its type since Alicia Silverstone's star turn several high school generations ago in Amy Heckerling's 1995 hit, CLUELESS." - 09/16/2010 New York Times

3.5 stars out of 4 -- "One of the reasons it fires on all cylinders is its sassy titian-haired star, Emma Stone. Stone is easily one of the most winning actresses of her generation and a natural comedian." - 09/17/2010 USA Today

"EASY A proves inventive in its plotting....Thomas Hayden Church brings a weary soulfulness to the role of Olive's favorite teacher..." - 09/17/2010 Los Angeles Times

"Happily, EASY A has two strong elements in its favor: heart, and Stone's terrific lead performance." - 09/16/2010 A.V. Club

"[I]t catapults Emma Stone into a higher place reserved for American actors who can handle elevated language with casually dazzling aplomb." - 09/17/2010 Wall Street Journal

3 stars out of 4 -- "Enhanced by a wicked sense of humor, Will Gluck's movie does what Hughes did best, showcasing characters with personality who make you wish you had them on speed dial." - 09/17/2010 Washington Post

"[A] teen comedy loaded with killer laughs..." - 09/15/2010 Rolling Stone

"Royal does hit some satirical bull's-eyes..." - 11/01/2010 Sight and Sound

4 stars out of 5 -- "Arguably the best teen comedy since CLUELESS, it's easy to give to this one an A." - 10/22/2010 Empire

3 stars out of 5 -- "[This is] Emma Stone's first star vehicle, which she shoulders with charm, intelligence and a knowing glint in her eye." - 10/11/2010 Total Film

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