Easy A is a very modern and unique twist to the timeless and classic novel of The Scarlet Letter. Unlike Hester Pryne, Olive Penderghast is not an adulterer and does not have a child. This movie shows a more high school age appropriate view on the novel. Instead of an unclean woman being accused of a sin, it is an innocent teenage girl caught in a whirl wind of lies and misunderstandings. It also deals with the pressures of high school as well as the conflict of what is right and wrong. The story line is captivating to anyone who has had a hard time in high school. The movie has some very real topics as well as some language. It is appropriate for high schoolers and adults.
Emma Stone portrays a very innocent, common, high school girl, Olive Penderghast . The main character lets a little white lie get out about her loosing her virginity. At first she sees positive influence of the lie on her popularity and begins to take advantage of the lie for a financial gain as well. The once innocent girls gets wrapped in the life of lies and eventually sees the strains even the smallest lie can cause.
Olive Penderghast is faced with the decision to tell the truth, even when it meant risking it all. Though one would think a movie about a girl getting away with a lie would be a bad idea, Olive Penderghast suffers her share of painful truth. The movie shows the true fact that even the best of deeds will never go unpunished. This story shows a "little white lie" changing the life of a high school aged girl forever. It is tasteful yet edgy.
Easy A touches base on ever reoccurring topic in high school. Abstinence, homo sexuality, friendship, trust, first love, betrayal, and back stabbing are all common high school issues that are blatantly addressed in this movie. Easy A, though it shares similar issues with The Scarlet Letter, is a truly less complicated, more innocent, and very comedic story line. There is a lesson to be learned from Emma Stones character Olive Penderghast.
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