Sunday, December 26, 2010

Easy A

Some nice acting in this, from Emma Stone as the would-be Hester Prynn (or Olive) who really carries the entire film, and from a wildly inappropriate Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci as Olive's clearly-improvising parents. There are some zippy scenes but they are few and far between and the movie starts to collapse under its premise. Sometimes it feels as though the filmmakers were interested in making something mean-spirited along the lines of Election but then held back, and it's not quite sweet and funny enough to go in the other direction. Still, a must for Emma Stone fans. Maybe someone, some day, will write a great comedy for her.

1 comment:

  1. finally saw this with a friend and was really impressed. chatting with other people, it seems it's one of those movies that people think was of surprising quality... thanks for the recommendation!