Two words: Emma Stone. If not for the not-so original storyline and beautiful people, then at least see Easy A for the wonderfully talented Emma Stone who plays Olive Penderghast in this year’s comedy Easy A. This movie is pretty much your typical teenage comedy/chick flick but it has one thing that separates it from the rest and that’s Emma Stone. I don’t know how many times I can harp on how great she is but she is. Stone is a gifted actress and she reminds me of Ellen Page and her portrayal in Juno. Though, it’s unlikely Stone will get as much recognition as Page did. Enough of Stone, who/what else was so great about the movie you may ask?
Well, despite the minor roles, Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci who played Olive’s parents shined on screen also. They played their cooky/intellectual/loving characters brilliantly. I particularly loved the scene where Olive’s adopted brother points out that he’s black and their father (Tucci) jokingly reacts with enthusiastic astonishment. The movie had many hilarious moments and despite the unoriginal storyline, there was great dialogue and funny characters. I even liked Penn Badgley’s character, yes the dude from Gossip Girl. Funny enough, there was even a reference made about Gossip girl in the movie.
Now back to Stone. I liked her bit where she sings Natasha Bedingfield’s Pocket Full of Sunshine; I couldn’t imagine anyone else acting that scene as well as she did. Though Stone had many shining moments in this movie, that scene was by far to me her best shining moment.