My rating: 9
IMDB rating: 7.2
“Olive: That’s the one thing that trumps religion: capitalism.”
If you had to ask anyone in my family what my family movie is, they would without a doubt say Easy A, just another one of my little guilty pleasures!
The reason why I love this film is just because it is so damn witty. Emma Stone, who I firmly believe is just as witty in real life, just plays the role of Olive perfectly as the story chronicles a different type of coming-of-age film. Olive comes of age by exploring her religious beliefs, friendships and reputation.
Another thing that I love about this film is the fact that it has such a strong female character. One often finds that films where teenage sexuality is explore like American Pie and Fired Up, that they have stronger male characters while women are reduced to mere objects with which said exploration can take place.
Other than that, the family dynamics touched on in this film is also quite interesting. And one can of course not mention this film without mentioning the religious aspects that this film is not afraid point out. Marianne, who is super-religious spreads the rumour, judges the most harshly and above all tries to convert Olive in a intervention-type of situation. Whether one is religious or not, it is easy to see why Christians are often judged very harshly for their self-righteous methods.
If you love Emma Stone, this movie is definitely worth the watch. Also, see the trailer for her new movie, Magic in the Moonlight, directed by Woody Allen.
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