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Easy A [2010]

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After a teenage girl (Emma Stone) is overheard telling her best friend (Alyson Machalka) about a made-up sexual tryst, her high school's rumor mill goes out of control, and she happily embraces her new status as a modern-day wearer of "The Scarlet Letter." Also with Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Dan Byrd, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Cam Gigandet, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Tucci, Fred Armisen and Lisa Kudrow. Directed by Will Gluck. [1:32 - PG-13]

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"The writing is surprisingly smart, loaded with clever set-ups, wry one-liners, silly rhymes, delightfully groan-worthy puns, and plenty of unexpected zingers...you don’t have to be a high school nobody to enjoy Easy A. It’s a smart and funny romcom that easily makes the grade."

- Kristin Dreyer Kramer

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"Instead of being wittily observant, Easy A is only sporadically funny and way too pleased with itself...[It] aspires to be the coolest kid in class. But beneath all the posing, it's just a wannabe."

- Calvin Wilson



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Kristin Dreyer Kramer | NightsAndWeekends
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal
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Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Connie Ogle | Miami Herald
Kristin Hunt | Premiere
Kevin Carr | Film Threat
Melissa Anderson | Village Voice
Joshua Rothkopf | Time Out New York
Calvin Wilson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch







































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