Teen comedies can be good, can be bad, can be REALLY BAD, but sometimes you find that one movie that tells you there is hope to this dying genre, and this time it's Easy A.
Easy A is a comedy released in 2010, directed by Will Gluck, written by Bert. V Royal (God bless you, Bert) and most importantly starring the lovely, the awesome: Emma Stone.
Let's start with how i came across this film.
One day, i was checking through a blog, and then saw a review of this movie, and saw it was said to be pretty good, and better than most teen comedies today, and i was like 'Oh, well, good, might check it out' and then months and months passed, without me even reminding myself about this film, and to check it out, then my local TV station showed this film at night, and i was with my fiance, and we had a blast watching this film, and surprisingly enough, i BLOODY loved it, mates.
Not to brag, but this film should be viewed by everyone who likes comedies. An underrated piece, truly, this is. But without wasting your time, truly making you laugh and i cried like a right bastard at scenes in this, but whatever, this movie's good, and movies that are really good have that effect on you, so let's jump straight into the good and bad of this film.
This movie was funny, and most importantly Emma Stone was lovely, energetic and hilarious at the part of Olive Pederghast, who from a small rumour became a super-star at her high school, which the concept is, while a tad bit ridiculous, a fun and enteirtaining one, nontheless, mate. So, Emma Stone nailed every scene, and shows her amazing ability in comedy and acting, in general.
But the best about this movie, is it's comedy and jokes. While some are passed off easily, the others standout and stay in your brain and make you giggle at any given moment. (Here's a list of all of the best :http://thoughtcatalog.com/nico-lang/2013/08/35-easy-a-quotes-that-make-everyday-life-worth-living/ and there are a lot).
There are great jokes throught this movie. Not crude as most movies, but not as kid-friendly either, know what i mean? Well, this movie was generally awesome.
And the supporting cast. WOW, what a supporting cast. Stanley Tucci really shined in this movie, but the one that really rocked was Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3) he was bloody great, and hell, i would have loved him as my teacher. All of my teachers were ugly-right bastards, and most of the movie goes by fast, but what a joyride it is. Filled with fun, humor, drama, and all.
Nothing. I know, that's not a serious answer, but in my four times of viewing it after that first time, i began to understand, that i don't have a lot of negatives, like SERIOUS, negatives about it, more that the "Oh, she had sex, so she should be popular" thing, while a little stupid, is not a big problem, cause the way the movie was delivered was the real treat, and if you don't like Easy A for whatever reason, to be honest and REALLY, REALLY upfront with you, mate,what is wrong with YOU, mate?
The movie is a perfect antidote to all those horrible comedies you've unfortanutely seen lately, and a movie filled with meta, clever and hilarious humour, heart and wrapped around 'classic' paper.
The movie gets 4/5 Stars: