Easy A (2010)

A Comedy about a Good Girl, a Small Favor and a Big Rumor.

Blu-ray, 1h 32min
Rating: 7
Votes: 365506
Languages: English
Director: Will Gluck
Writer: Bert V. Royal
Music: Brad Segal

Plots

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. - IMDb editor

After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. - Sony Pictures

High school student Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) finds herself the victim of her school's "rumor mill" when she lies to her best friend Rhiannon (Alyson Michalka) about a weekend tryst with a fictional college freshman. Word quickly spreads of Olive's promiscuity and, much to her surprise, she welcomes the attention. When she agrees to help out a bullied friend by pretending to sleep with him, her image rapidly degrades to a more lascivious state and her world begins to spin out of control. As she helps more and more of her classmates and her lies continue to escalate, Olive must find a way to save face before the school's religious fanatic Marianne (Amanda Bynes) gets her expelled and she loses a shot at attaining her own happiness. - The Massie Twins

In California, the virgin student Olive Penderghast feels anonymous in the high school where she studies. When her best friend Rhiannon invites her to spend the weekend with her family, Olive lies and tells that she will have a date with a nonexistent community college student. On the next Monday, Rhiannon goes to the bathroom with Olive and asks how her encounter was and Olive lies, telling that she lost her virginity in the weekend with her fictitious boyfriend. However, one school mate overhears their conversation and spreads the rumor about Olive's promiscuity. The religious fanatic Marianne blames her and out of the blue. Olive becomes a notorious student. Meanwhile, Olive is studying "The Scarlet Letter" in the English class and she identifies herself like Hester Prynne, the woman condemned by her Puritan neighbors in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel. Olive discloses the truth to her bullied gay friend Brandon and suggests him to also lie that he had slept with a girl. Brandon asks Olive to help him and she pretends to have sex with him in a party. Then other outcast boys offer to pay Olive to improve their images while Olive's reputation degrades. When Olive loses control of the situation, she needs to take an attitude to revert it. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

All clean-cut high schooler Olive did was lie about losing her virginity to her friend Rhiannon. However, a little lie has drastic consequences, for her peers believe that she is promiscuous. She eventually embraces this reputation by wearing a red A (for adulterer) like Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter. Meanwhile, the rumor mill, which spreads lies about her sexual activities with her peers, comes to her advantage. She improves her social standing; whomever other students erroneously believe had sex with her enjoy more popularity, which in turn improves her reputation. Moreover, she receives monetary gifts. However, her reputation takes a toll as she is held liable for something that would cause her to be hated, even when she was not involved in the incident. - Ken

Living on the outskirts of Ojai North High School's social circles, the bright student and seventeen-year-old nobody, Olive Penderghast, decides to tell a white lie to her best friend, Rhiannon, about an exciting one-night stand. And just like that, Olive's unblemished reputation crumbles to dust, as one harmless little fabrication spins out of control, elevating the mousy and once-invisible girl to the school's most infamous persona. Suddenly, as the tantalising news passes by word of mouth, being popular is not that great of a goal. Will Olive ever manage to clear her name? - Nick Riganas

At an average high school, boring 'good girl' Olive Griffith, from an ultra-liberal model family, has a crush on Woodchucks mascot Todd, but a big mouth. When a jealous misunderstanding spreads the rumor she had meaningless sex, that accidental 'school slut' reputation changes her life, becoming notorious, which she enjoys enough to sort of play along, despite a warning from the principal. After gay classmate Brandon finds out and convinces her to pretend they had wild sex at a party, so he can stay in the closet, boy virgins learn they can pay her for lady killer lies, which inevitably get out of control. - KGF Vissers