"Rumours mean reputation, and reputation is what every girl wants - apparently. Olive (Emma Stone) is an average High School student who wants to be noticed. For some reason, her killer looks and piercing persona just isn't enough for this small town filled with stereotypes. Thank the lord for her family then, who deserve their own film for being so refreshingly over the top, and surely every teenager's dream blood.
Using the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing, Easy A is much easier to watch the longer it goes on - it's opening bordering on annoying Clueless (1995) worship before allowing us time to fall for its characters - Thomas Hayden Church and Lisa Kudrow, along with Olive's freethinking family the clear favourites - and allowing Stone to truly shine as our leading lady, who'll shag anything for a few nectar points. Nowhere near as clueless as it appeared to be, and all the better for it." DW