Easy A tells the story of how clean-cut student Olive (played by Emma Stone) accidently became thought of as the most promiscuous girl in school through the rumour-mill.
First of all, this is very funny. It is smart and sassy and feel far more organic than other teen comedies, such as Juno.
Secondly, the acting is very good. Emma Stone is on fine form as the sharp, sassy teen who lies about having sex to shut her friend up and then to help out another friend an Dan Byrd (probably better known for playing Travis in the god-awful TV series Cougar Town) playing her gay friend Brandon. Thomas Haden Church is both intimidating and accessable as favourite teacher Mr. Griffiths, whilst Lisa Kudrow puts in an uptight performance (in a good way) as student councillor Mrs. Griffiths.
Tackling the issue in an interesting manner, the film is split into five chapters and is narrated all the way through by Stone, who is ostensibly telling the story via a web broadcast, in order to explain how things got so out of hand.
It is funny and kind film that deals with the issues of sex and rumours and being in high school in an engaging manner, mixing the happy with the sad. It’s over-riding thesis seems to be that high school is shit, but the only way to get through it is to be true to yourself. A good lesson for life.