Friday, October 1, 2010

Easy, ay?

Easy A is the latest Hollywood teen sex romp, but with a twist – there’s no sex, just lots of talking and pretending. It’s a play on the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel, The Scarlet Letter, which the main character, Olive Penderghast is studying at high school. And due to her fabrication of how she spends one weekend (including a nice Brady Bunch reference to George Glass) her life begins to mirror the book in no time at all.
It’s a filmic homage to Hawthorne as well as my ever-lovin’ favourite, John Hughes. And funny as all get out! Mind you I’m easily amused so you may want to read another half-arsed blog before making any judgements. Choice quote: [Brandon to Olive] “So, what's with your new look? It's very whore couture”
I loved this film! It is so smart and sassy. I was listening to a podcast with Bert V. Royal, the writer and I understand how he could voice such a wonderfully sarcastic creature such as Olive. He addressed the issue I often have with (the good) teen films where characters with 7 years of neurological growth still to go can be so engaging and sound so intelligent. The reason is because they do actually exist.
Anyway, if you like smart arse kids and grew up with the films of John Hughes then you’ve must see this film.