21/10/2010

Easy A

Good teen movies are very hard to come by these days so I was excited to watch Easy A, a film being unfairly compared to the absolutely flawless Mean Girls. Partially inspired by The Scarlet Letter, it shows how a fib spirals out of control for the somewhat ludicrously named Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone). There's plenty of good stuff here; Emma Stone is a thoroughly likeable lead, there are plenty of whipsmart lines and her dad happens to be played by this guy...

Unfortunately the whole scenario just isn't believable enough and I hate that they resorted to the stereotypical bible basher character as Olive's nemesis. Still, it beats a DVD copy of American Pie 7. 3/5