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When a white lie gets blown out of proportion
Easy A (DVD)
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Easy A (DVD)
Advantages: Plot, cast
When I was browsing the movie channels the other day I set quite a few to record so I could watch them when there was nothing else on that I wanted to watch. The last few months I've been awake from 5am the vast majority of mornings and of course there isn't a great deal on TV at this time of day so I often watch a film then. I usually look out for laid back films that are easy to follow and understand as I am often rather tired or watching it whilst studying or doing bits and bobs for my online business.
I wasn't sure if I had heard of the film Easy A before but after reading the product description I decided that I thought it was worth a watch. This is a film only review.
Olive is at high school and is your regular teen. She likes music and boys and seeing her friends. At home she has her mum, dad and younger adopted brother. She is a lucky teen in the fact that she gets on with all of her family so she is quite a laid back teen without many of the stresses and problems that a lot of teens have.
Her best friend asks her to join her and her parents on a camping trip. Olive really doesn't want to go. She's only met them a couple of times but she thinks they are strange and she feels uncomfortable around them. Therefore she needs to quickly think of an excuse. The first thing she can think of is that she has a date.
Of course on Monday she is expected to tell all. Initially she doesn't say much but after more and more pressure she ends up forging this elaborate story about the wonderful weekend they shared and before she knows it she has lost her virginity, apparently.
The white lie spreads like wildfire and before Olive has a chance to admit she was lying she is the most talked about girl in school.....
I didn't have huge expectations of this film but expected it to be a laid back teen comedy. Essentially this is what I got. The plot was fun and it was slightly different to other films I have seen with a similar plot. I liked the way that Olive was not the person she was believed to be at all.
Olive was a sweet girl but at the same time she did do a lot of things that I don't agree with. However, teenagers do seem to be more accepting when they are going through the transition from childhood to young adult. We were with Olive from the outset so therefore I felt as though I knew her really well and felt quite protective over her.
I did enjoy the plot but did find that towards the middle and the beginning of the second half it began to get quite repetitive and I began to have doubts about Olive because of her behavior. I definitely preferred the first half of the film. The ending was done well though and I felt as though everything was wrapped up in well.
The acting was strong and a lot of the actors were new faces to me but I was impressed by their skills and thought they did a very good job.
The film kept reminding me of the film Mean Girls. I found there were a lot of similarities between Olive and Lindsay Lohan's character.
The film was released in 2010 and stars Emma Stone. It runs for 89 minutes.
This film was what I expected - a laid back comedy. I did enjoy watching it but did find it a little repetitive. I would watch it again if I saw it on TV but I probably wouldn't buy the DVD.
Summary: Good film