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The Princess Bride, Groundhog Day, and Ferris Bueller’s Day off have all become some of the great classic comedies of all time. What makes a classic comedies movie? A classic stands the test of time. It does not matter the period the film was made, because people can relate to the storyline in each era. The plots are solid. The films are enjoyed generation after generation. I believe Easy A will be joining this group of classic comedies as move generation moves to the next one.
What makes Easy A such a great movie, that will last for generations, is its story. About how one lie can change the way everyone see you. It is a relatable and clever movie, with great humor and quotable one-liners.
Easy A is about a high school student, Olive Penderghast, played by the talented Emma Stone, finds herself the victim of her school's "rumor mill". When she lies to her best friend Rhiannon, played by Alyson Michalka that she has a date with a nonexistent community college student, so that she doesn’t have to spend the weekend with Rhiannon and her family. The two of them are over heard in the bathroom the next Monday as Olive lies about her encounter, telling Rhiannon that she lost her virginity that weekend with her fictitious boyfriend. The rumor spreads through the school like wild fire; she soon becomes the scandal of the school after the religious fanatic Marianne decides to make her the school outcast.
Meanwhile, Olive is studying "The Scarlet Letter" in the English class and she identifies herself like Hester Prynne, the woman condemned by her Puritan neighbors in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel. Olive tells the truth about what really happen to her friend Brandon, who is being bullied for being gay. Olive proposes that to stop him from getting bullied he lie and says that he slept with a girl. Brandon asks if Olive could help him by pretends to have sex with him at a party. That way everyone will believe him when he says that he slept with a girl. After the party, people start calling her a slut around school, so she decide to take a leaf out of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel and puts a red A on all her clothes. Soon other outcast boys, who know the truth about what Olive and Brandon did, offer to pay Olive to improve their images. When Olive loses control of the situation, she needs to take an attitude to revert it. Following, a pep talk with Todd, a boy who she has had a crush on since junior high, Olive, decides to come clean to the whole school. After, she does a 80s style dance number at the school pep rally, she tells everyone to watch her video confessions. On the video she tells everyone the truth about what she has been doing. The movie ends with her riding off in a classic 80s style movie way with the boy of her dreams, Todd. Easy A is put into the romantic comedy category of humor. Now I normally don’t like romantic comedies, they’re boring an overly predictable. A boy and a girl who are obviously are meant for each other, but can’t seem to make it work. Yet at the end they finely get together and ride off into the sunset. However, it is not your standard boring romantic comedy. The over all humor of the movie is sarcastic and witty with a smart humor and an overall positive lesson. This is why I think Easy A is worth watching. The type of humor I like the most is a smart humor. Smart humor is when the jokes are intelligent and often involve conversation between characters that are fast with comments that involve a pop-culture reference or a snarky comment. For example in the movie, one of the conversations between Olive and Todd, he is the schools mascot. In this scene Todd is carrying the head of the costume.
Todd: Hey Olive.
Olive: Oh my God! The illusion is shattered! This is exactly why they put you in the Gas chamber if you take your head off at Disney World.
Todd: Actually I think they just, you know, they fire you. You’re thinking of Disneyland. Disney World is much more liberal.
Olive: Oh yeah! I always forgot Disney world went blue in the last election
Smart witty humor is the type if humor that I find the funniest because it takes a type of intelligence to get the humor. People need to be aware of what is going on in the world to understand the jokes. I also enjoy the witty back and forth humor in fast conversations. I see this type of humor, as like playing a game with yourself. The game being to see what jokes you are able to catch in a fast- paced conversation. I believe that Easy A has all the potential to be a classic movie. It is hilarious with a solid story, which is relatable to everyone in high school. That one lie can grow into a bigger lie that can change the way that people see you. This story line is what makes this a movie that will last from generation to generation.

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