Emma Stone is truly brilliant as Olive, an awkward high school student, who plays her school's rumor mill like a fiddle. The story parallels The Scarlet Letter, which is ironically being studied in Olive's English class. Olive has so many fabulous lines:
"Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80's movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life. "
"Due to his "condition," Micah was sent on an extended visit to his grandparents' in Palatka, Florida. And if there's one thing worse than chlamydia, it's Florida. "
Easy A is a great story about the impact of a little white lie and how even with the best of intentions one can turn things sour. Uses sarcasm and crude humor to shine light upon topics like honesty, teen relationships, friendships and family dynamics.
As luck would have it - my most favorite scene is on YouTube!! Please enjoy the Pocket Full of Sunshine greeting card montage...
p.s. According to IMDB "Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug material."