Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easy A

"Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80's movies? I want John Cusack holding boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason." Olive Pendergast, Easy A

You should know upfront that this is not a movie review. 

It's basically a page wherein I, Kathy, worshiper of chick flicks and/or movies that speak about the reality that is life thrown with a bit of romance, take the liberty of ogling the awesomeness that is Emma Stone.

Raise your hands if you have watched Easy A and fell in love with Olive Pendergast regardless of your gender preference.

At first I thought it was going to be another high school-themed movie. But leave it to Emma Stone to prove the crap out of us wrong. 

You will also love Olive's vocabulary which, despite its abundance of profanities, managed to amuse the quick-witted. She would have to take the long and winding road of uttering obscenities.

And that is not to mention her Literature teacher, Mr. Griffith

"I don't know what your generation's fascination is with documenting your every thought...but I can assure you, they're not all diamonds. "Roman is having an OK day, and bought a Coke Zero at the gas station. Raise the roof." Who gives a rat's ass?" - Mr. Griffith on Facebook, Easy A

I'm not sure if this is real but apparently, the USCCB also watched it and did a review:

Negative portrayal of Christianity, including Catholicism, benign view of premarital sex and homosexuality, implied drug use, brief partial nudity, venereal disease theme, some sexual humor, at least 10 uses of profanity, much crude and crass language.
USCCB on “Easy A,” rated O — morally offensive.

This, along with the photos, were actually ripped from tumblr (click on the photos for the links, sort of my way of crediting them). And I did a double take and was like, USCCB has a tumblr?!?

I actually thought the movie was enlightening. If you get past the profanities and the "negative portrayal of Christianity", I would say that the plot is spot on in addressing the common concerns of adolescents when it comes to the grapevine.

Gossip. And how fast it can travel. And how it affects the quality of our lives. 

This movie actually shows us not to let the grapevine rule our lives. And it shows us how we can get out of it unscathed.

If you are feeling down and you think life is turning against you and the usual dependable people around you are not there, this movie is the perfect feel-good movie to watch.


karen said...

Watched it. Loved it, irregardless of profanity or maliciousness.

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