Wow, let’s just say Easy A made it into my favourite films this year!
Emma Stone stars as Olive Penderghast, an average student in high school, who tells a lie about her virginity and becomes infamous (not the same as popular). Turns out Olive only has a kind heart and she’s only helping these boys advance socially in exchange for shopping coupons. But when the rumour mill spirals out of control, Olive needs to clean up her act so that she can have a shot at romance with her crush, Todd (Penn Badgley).
First of all, the movie is really funny! Like when they changed the school mascot from the Blue Devils to Woodchucks. Ouch! Olive’s parents are really cool and odd at the same time. It was also weird to see Cam Gigandet singing songs of faith while strumming the guitar. I’ve also added Natasha Bedingfield’s Pocketful Of Sunshine to my iPod! But most of all, I loved the ending. I loved that it made references to John Hughes movies and the ending incorporated those four movies Olive referenced to earlier in the film? WONDERFUL! I’m giving it half a star more because I’m totally biased – 4 and a half out of 5 stars.
Olive Penderghast: Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80’s movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80’s movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life.