Easy A

Theatrical Release: September 17, 2010
Easy A


After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl (Emma Stone) 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.

Dove Review

This is a teen sex comedy, pretty pure and simple. Sorry, the word “pure” should not be used regarding this movie. “Easy A” is not as funny as it tries to be. It even attempts to be a bit clever with references to the classic “Scarlett Letter.” Emma Stone plays Olive Penderghast and in her voiceover narration she claims she is “invisible” and “anonymous” but the pretty auburn-haired girl is neither. She is confident and she definitely draws the attention of the opposite sex in this film.

A lie about a conquest which really is told to cover up a boring weekend is the main source of plot development in this film which is definitely geared toward teens. However, parents will want to shift them toward something else this weekend, even if it is the animated but Dove-approved and delightful “Alpha and Omega”. With frank sexual comments and innuendos in “Easy A”, this is not the family movie that conservative families will want to view.

Content Description

Sex: Frank sexual comments; slang for breasts and testicles; faked sexual sounds and noises; a girl's clothed rear is smacked by a male; a girl performs a risque' song and dance; a young couple share a brief kiss.
Language: Lots of strong language including GD-8; J-1; F-1; and other strong profanities and slang for sex.
Violence: A few people whack a character; a character is accidentally knocked down; a character falls hard on the floor; a character is punched in the stomach; a character is slapped.
Drugs: A woman takes a hit from a bong; drug comments; drinking of wine; teen drinking; the mention of champagne.
Nudity: A girl wears low cut clothing and tight fitting clothing; side of woman's breast is seen; shirtless male; a nude male is obscured in the shadows.
Other: A "stuck up Jesus freak" comment; talk of Christians are supposed to love whores and homosexuals; disrespect is shown in the film in various scenes.


Company: Sony/Screen Gems
Director: Will Gluck
Producer: Zanne Devine
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 92 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter