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Easy A

Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) is rumored to be an "easy woman." But in truth the teen is only pretending to be sleeping with her male classmates to improve their reputations. When she also begins studying The Scarlet Letter in her English class, she can't help noticing similarities between herself and the main character. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 93
Theater Release: 17 Sep 2010
Video Release: 21 Dec 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Easy A Rated PG-13?

Violence: Characters are slapped. A teen boy is punched in the groin.

Sexual Content: A girl is shown showering—her shoulders are seen. A woman’s bare breast is partially seen in another nonsexual situation. Characters wear low cut tops and suggestive clothing. One girl prides herself on her nickname, which refers to her breast size. Frequent discussions about sexual activity and positions are included in the script. A teen couple makes crude sounds while pretending to have sex. A teen boy attempts to forcefully kiss a girl. A teen homosexual character talks about being bullied. Later he is shown cuddling with a partner. A teacher confesses to inappropriate sexual activities with a student. A teen girl receives a sex toy as a present. A teacher gives condoms to a student.

Language: Numerous frank terms for sexual activity and crude names for body parts are used in addition to a couple of strong, slang terms for sex. Dozens of scatological slang terms and profanities are also included along with terms of Deity, some slurs and crude names for women.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Teens smoke on campus before a teacher confiscates their cigarettes. Teens pretend to be drunk at a party. Brief references are made to illegal drug use by teens and adults.

Other: A character repeatedly lies. Students make comments about being bullied. A teacher screams at and threatens a student. Negative depictions of religious characters are included. Gossip is spread about a character.

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