1h 31min | Comedy | Release Date: 29.10.2010
Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) was a typical high school girl, until she decided to be, well, A-typical. I mean, what’s your average girl to do when her popular best friend Rhiannon (Aly Michalka) wants the 411 on Olive’s weekend, and the boring reality is nothing to brag about? Can’t a non-entity, an anonymous girl like Olive tell a little white lie if it gives her just a tiny taste of that magical prize sought by every teenager: popularity?
Some status updates, however, just cannot be contained, especially when Marianne (Amanda Bynes), school’s very own moral guardian, overhears Olive’s words. Soon, rumors of Olive’s promiscuity are being greatly exaggerated.
Within minutes, the student body is all a-twitter, linked-in and face-booked over Olive’s supposed indiscretions. While it’s not necessarily the kind of notoriety Olive was looking for, becoming the center of attention proves to be tantalizingly addictive, so much so that Olive decides not to deny the rumors. In fact, she embraces them, further playing the part by sporting a sexy new look and biting new attitude. After all, she knows the real truth, and her non-judgmental parents (Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson) trust her. So she’s not really hurting anyone, is she? But when Olive begins losing control of the raging rumors, she finds it’s not all that easy to put out a wildfire. Unless she’s able to clear things up, other people’s lives are going to suffer greatly as a consequence.
EASY A is a different kind of high school comedy starring Emma Stone. Directed by Will Gluck, the film also stars Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm McDowell, Aly Michalka, and Stanley Tucci.