Emma Stone’s “Easy A” makes teen comedy look smart

 
 

So, I’m not sure if I’m too old to be this excited about a teen movie. But, here goes. Easy A looks good — like, really good. Like I’ll-sit-in-a-theater-on-opening-weekend-surrounded by-teenagers good. Yeah, that good.

Emma Stone stars in the story of a high school nerd who fakes losing her virginity to a gay friend to gain popularity, only to find it has unexpected consequence. The comedy comes across as part Mean Girls, part The 40-Year-Old Virgin and part The Scarlett Letter. And the trailer makes the sum of those parts pretty darn hilarious. See for yourself.

With lines like, “I always thought pretending to lose my virginity would be a little more special. Judy Blume should have prepared me for that,” I think I’m justified in my excitement, don’t you? From the concept to the dialog to the supporting cast, the whole project just seems — dare I say it — smart.

A few other observations:

1. Is it just me, or is Emma Stone like a Lindsay Lohan but without the drama/alleged drug addiction?

2. Amanda Bynes is channeling Mandy Moore from Saved pretty hard. I can’t wait for her to throw a bible at Emma and scream, “I am filled with Christ’s love!”

3.The supporting cast of Patricia Clarkson, Lisa Kudrow, Thomas Haden Church and Stanley Tucci has three Oscar nominations and seven Golden Globe nominations between them.

4. Patricia Clarkson saying, “I had a horrible reputation when I was your age … Because I slept with a whole bunch of people — mostly guys,” officially seals the deal. I am seeing this movie.

So, what do you think? Looks good, right? And if you see a 30-something lady surrounded by 16-years-olds at the theater Sept. 17, stop by and say hi. Because that would be me.

 
 

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