Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Easy A

Welcome to a new weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Easy A – Opening September 17, 2010

I found this trailer online a couple of weeks ago and it’s stuck with me since then, so I felt it would be worthwhile to write about it. In many ways, this looks like a new “Mean Girls” with the same kind of school hierarchy albeit a very different setup. In this case we have Olive, not moving from Africa, who does a gay friend a favor and pretends to sleep with him in order to help his reputation at school. What looks especially fun about this movie is the screen presence of Emma Stone, who stars as Olive. With her work in “Superbad,” “Zombieland,” and “Paper Man,” Stone has proven herself to be extremely talented, and this looks like a great next role for her. Her embracement of the label applied to her because of her repeat of the favor for a number of unpopular students is the most clever and enjoyable part, embroidering a scarlet letter on her own shirt to liken herself to Hester Prynne. Stone has the perfect attitude to play this part, and she also has a great enemy: Amanda Bynes. The former star of “What a Girl Wants” is oftentimes useless, but here as an air-headed champion of celibacy she should do just fine. I love Olive’s snippy response to her statement that a higher power will judge her: “Tom Cruise?” Casting Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson as her clueless parents and Thomas Haden Church and Lisa Kudrow as teachers at the school should make it all even more fun. This looks like an entertaining high school comedy – do you agree?


Jorge Rodrigues said...

Oh I liked it a lot. And this ensemble... Very curious to see what this will turn out to be.

Jorge Rodrigues said...

And you're right, Emma Stone is amazing. After watching "The House Bunny" two years ago I really got the impression she was going places. She IS the new Anna Faris.