Easy A

Rated 4.0

The filmmakers deserve serious props. Making an original teen comedy about losing one’s virginity seems impossible, even oxymoronic. Somehow, they managed to make a film that’s actually refreshing amid the slew of teeny-bopper movies that usually leave you feeling like you’ve dropped a few IQ points. With Easy A, the literary and pop references help you forget you’re watching a movie about a group of horny 17-year-olds. Leading the pack of horndogs is Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone), an unusually insightful (but like, totally unpopular) girl who gets herself wrapped up in lies about her sexual history (or lack thereof). When Olive realizes the advantages of the notorious “slut” title, she takes money for pretending to sleep with guys in need of their own reputational boosts. Stone is charmingly witty as the pseudo prostitute of her school, and with hilarious supporting roles from talented seasoned actors Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson, Easy A just might be enjoyed by someone who isn’t still in high school. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated PG-13