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Easy A

Released

Sep 17, 2010

Latest Home Video

Dec 21, 2010

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Director

Will Gluck

Cast

Emma Stone
Penn Badgley
Amanda Bynes
Thomas Haden Church
Patricia Clarkson
Cam Gigandet
Lisa Kudrow
Malcolm MacDowell.

Studio

2010 Sony Screen Gems

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Synopsis

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.

Content Details

Why Is Easy A Rated PG-13?

Easy A is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug material.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Easy A...

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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Easy A.

Although most of these actors are well past their teens, many of them play underage characters in other movies as well. Dan Byrd who plays Brandon has a role in A Cinderella Story. Amanda Bynes stars as a girl pretending to be a boy in She’s The Man.

Stanley Tucci plays a presidential campaign manager who tries to persuade a young teen to have her father pick his candidate in Swing Vote.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Coarse and Sexual Language.
AB 14A Language May Offend.
MB PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
ON 14A Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
QC G Not recommended for Young Children.
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Easy A...

Easy A releases to DVD and Blu-ray on December 21. Extras features include:

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Material:

- Commentary with Director Will Gluck and Emma Stone

- Gag Reel

- Emma Stone’s Audition Footage

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Material

- movieIQ+sync and BD-Live connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie

- Extra Credit: Pop-Up Trivia Track

-  The Making of Easy A

- The School of Pop Culture: Movies of the Eighties

-  Vocabulary of Hilarity

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Memphis Steve says: Sep. 20, 2010

In one scene the main female character punches the main male character in the genitals.

Memphis Steve says: Sep. 20, 2010

How did the punch in the testicles not get mentioned under violence or sexual situations in this review? It was both sexual and violent and in no way appropriate for any family film.

Rod Gustafson says: Sep. 21, 2010

Thank you for posting this. We always debate between too much detail and providing the info our readers want to know. Our content detail has been updated to include this.

musthavecoffee says: Sep. 26, 2010

A grade of C- for this film is simply too good. How can this film be rated PG13? Because of that rating, I allowed my child to go to this film with friends - and am thoroughly regretting that decision. Went to see the film with some girlfriends last night, and was horrified that my child had seen this movie. Particularly offensive was the way they made fun of teens who belong to Christian youth groups (playing off of the stereotype to an extreme), teachers having inappropriate relationships with students, a parent who discusses that she was a “slut” in high school herself then proceeds to demonstrate how high she can get her legs over her head (bragging about being a contortionist during sex) TO HER DAUGHTER.  :^(  But the pinnacle of disgust was definitely the bedroom seen where Olive is pretending to have sex with her gay friend, and they discuss things like the “smells”, spanking, sexual positions, and worse. There were a few moments where I laughed, but the only reason I stayed to watch the film was so that I could see what my child had seen. The film is worse than a C-.

Kerry Bennett says: Oct. 01, 2010

musthavecoffee, thanks for your comment. This is one of those films we spent a lot of time debating the overall grade. I agree that the content in this film is inappropriate in so many ways. The only reason we didn’t give this film a D is because we believe it does have a strong message about the misuse of texts and other communication devices to spread gossip. I think the film does an admirable job of showing just how quickly news can make its way through a school, whether or not it is true.  Hopefully young viewers who do see this film will think twice about forwarding malicious texts that come to their phones.

Fletch247 says: May. 16, 2011

There are so many banal shortcomings to this film it is hard to know where to start.
Why is it so hard for Hollywood to escape the trite and and get mired into standard plot themes. I thought these people were supposed to be the best and the most clever in existence.
The film started out with clever albeit standard teen themed narration by the main character explaining itself. A delightful scene with clever parents that could have developed into a delightful relationship.
The premise had all kinds of potential to deliver a variety of messages.  Instead it devolved into the same old tired Hollyweird themes of the overly buddy parents who are, of course, flawed down to a ridiculous scene with the chlamydia ravaged guidance counselor played by Lisa Kudrow who once again demonstrated her shallowness as an actress and most probably a human being.
Then of course we had the Christian baiting stereotypes for Hollyweirds amusement.
Why is it they just can’t escape these confining themes and keep one whole movie clever and inspiring while demonstrating the human traits of aspiring to reasonable heights. So untalented is it impossible?

PartyOn! says: Jul. 06, 2011

Dear Musthavecoffe,
“How can this film be rated PG13?” Really?? Have you ever listened to a teens conversations with his/her friends. THey curse they call each othe s-l-u-t-s and w-h-o-r-e-s as jokes. I am a 13 year old girl and this movie is so tame compared to some of just the conversations going on in school. THis movie shows real life people pretend to have realionships all the time and all the themes in Easy A are just about growing up. So if you want your child to be picked on for being nieve and living under a rock then ur not letting them grow up. its not fair.

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