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Easy A | 2010 | Emma Stone, Penn Badgley

Emma Stone stars in director Will Gluck’s high-school comedy. Olive Penderghast (Stone) is socially unremarkable at school, so when she spots an opportunity to make herself seem more interesting and mature she jumps at it and lies to a friend that she’s lost her virginity to a college boy. And when that lie becomes public, she soon has the cachet of unprecedented notoriety around the whole school.

But it’s what happens next that’s really interesting. Enjoying the glare of attention, she not only sets out to build on her newfound rep as a scarlet woman, she also subverts the moment to help some of the school’s more picked-upon students. The film references a host of teen movies, as well as American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 work The Scarlet Letter.

cast
Emma Stone as Olive Penderghast
Penn Badgley as “Woodchuck” Todd
Amanda Bynes as Marianne Bryant
Dan Byrd as Brandon
Thomas Haden Church as Mr. Griffith
Patricia Clarkson as Rosemary Penderghast
Cam Gigandet as Micah
Lisa Kudrow as Mrs. Griffith
Malcolm McDowell as Principal Gibbons
Aly Michalka as Rhiannon Abernathy
Stanley Tucci as Dill Penderghast
Fred Armisen as Pastor Bryant
Juliette Goglia as Eighth Grade Olive
Jake Sandvig as Anson
Morgan Rusler as Mr. Abernathy
Nikki Tyler-Flynn as Mrs. Abernathy
Braeden Lemasters as Eighth Grade Kid
Mahaley Manning as Nina Howell
Jameson Moss as Evan
Blake Hood as Kennedy Peters-Booth
Bryce Clyde Jenkins as Chip Penderghast
Neil Soni as Zia
Stacey Travis as Marianne’s Mom
Bonnie Burroughs as Micah’s Mom
Eddie Applegate as Micah’s Grandfather
Norma Michaels as Micah’s Grandmother
Yolanda Snowball as Receptionist
Andrew Fleming as Doctor
Johanna Braddy as Melody Bostic
David Gore as Pre-Teen Kid
Lalaine as Gossipy Girl
D’Anthony Palms as Josh Wisniewski
Ryan Parker as Kurt
Rawson Marshall Thurber as Quiznos Guy
Chris De Lorenzo as Spectator In The Gym
Jillian Johnston as Server
Nancy Karr as Singing Server
Clay Black as Singing Server
Brad Etheridge as Singing Server
Veerta Motiani as Singing Server
Michael Strauss as Singing Server
Lance Kerfuffle as Clerk
Drew Koles as Boy
Max Crumm as Pontius
Jeremiah Hu as Judas
Jessica Jann as Jezebel
Danni Katz as Harlot
Jason Kropik as Mortimer
Yoshi Sudarso as Eric Ling (uncredited)
Bobby C. King as Man Watching Skateboarders (uncredited)
Micah Van Hove as Stoner (uncredited)
Julianne Celeste as Gossip Girl Jogger (uncredited)

crew
Director: Will Gluck
Script: Bert V. Royal

USA | 93 minutes | 2010

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