Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play In this charming critically acclaimed tale of rumors and reputation Olive (Emma Stone) an average high school student sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school&39;s gossip grapevine to advance her social standing Now her classmates (Amanda Bynes Aly Michalka) are turning against her and the school board is becoming concerned including her favorite teacher (Thomas Haden Church) and the distracted guidance counselor (Lisa Kudrow) With the support of her hilariously idiosyncratic parents (Stanley Tucci Patricia Clarkson) and a little help from a long-time crush (Penn Badgley) Olive attempts to take on her notorious new identity and crush the rumor mill once and for all
Teen comedy starring Emma Stone as Olive Penderghast, a perfect high school student whose reputation is put on the line. When Olive tells a white lie to her gay best friend, Brandon (Dan Byrd), about losing her virginity, events spiral out of her control. Olive begins to notice similarities between her life and that of Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'The Scarlet Letter', the book she is studying. When competitive student Marianne (Amanda Bynes) spreads rumours about Olive in order to further defame her character, Olive determines to make the best of the situation and use the rumours to her advantage.
Average Rating for Easy A [Blu-ray] [Region Free] - 5 out of 5
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Easy A [Blu-ray] [Region Free]Kenji L
Easy A exceeded my expectations for it by about ten-fold. It was simply magnificent.
I watched it in the cinema a few months ago, and the minute I got through my door back home, I pre-ordered the Blu-Ray - it was that good. I absolutely loved it.
I grew up watching John Hughes' films of the '80s and '90s, and Easy A is the perfect homage to the late writer/director. It truly was spectacular.
The numerous references and nods that pay tribute to the classic Hughes films permeate throughout the film, whilst managing to go beyond them and weave an intricate story of its own.
Will Gluck, director of the film, is relatively new to the big screen. His previous big film, Fired Up!, was not received exceptionally well, and for good reason. It was lacking in everything that Easy A has - which is everything.
It was incredibly well directed, and very well scripted, which was a significant achievement for the film's first-time writer, Bert V. Royal. Beyond the process that goes on behind the scenes, the cast was amazing.
Emma Stone has been a rising star in Hollywood in recent years, after roles in recent films Superbad and Zombieland. Easy A is her best work to date. She is remarkable as the lead. Still such a young actress, she demonstrates in this film the wide range of her abilities she already holds. She can make you laugh, make you reflect, make you regret - she makes you feel, which is exactly what the cast of John Hughes' films in years gone by did.
Supporting her as one of the love-interest male leads is Penn Badgley, who was also excellent in this film. His smoldering facial expressions are enough to tug on the heartstrings of anyone. And like Stone, he plays his part perfectly.
The film's basic premise harks back to a canonical American novel, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, which explicitly appears as a device in the film itself as an inspiration for the heroine we find in Stone. The book is an important work of fiction, and the respect that Easy A has for it is clear throughout; it reflects upon a novel many would consider to now be out of date and brings it into the 21st Century, to show just how relevant fiction of decades and centuries past still are in modern times.
We also see acting veterans Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci supporting the younger emerging cast, who round off the film nicely. They play Stone's parents, who still have a flare of youth in them, and enjoy the banter-filled relationship that they share with their children. Their family system is not the stereotypical nuclear American family, but they show that it works. The parents are still just as young as their children at heart, and aren't afraid to act their children's age every once in a while.
This film was far and away one of my favourite films of 2010, a year that saw a number of other great films released. And that is why it is absolutely essential to have in your film collection now. It is a film full of heart, that simply cannot fail to charm you over from start to finish. It is simply perfect; I wouldn't change a thing about it.
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