Sunday, January 9, 2011

More of an A- but still a good time

Acting: 3.5/5
Story: 4/5
Perception: 3.5/5
Rating: 3.5/5

From time to time one needs to relax his/her synapses in a slight active manner; that's where teen comedies step in in my case. And when they're more than bearable the whole situation gets even better.

This one's about the stigmatization in the high-school world and the power of rumor over the one of facts. Inspired by the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emma Stone tends to assume the supposed trollop role and play by accordingly. This makes her bargain her fake promiscuity, in the detriment of her former nonexistent but still clean-cut image; and soon the whole deal goes to pot.

I found Olive to be very genuinely played, in opposition with the rest of the characters who seem more or less hyperbolized. Intentioned or not, the behavioral or the situational absurd fuels a lot of laughter.

Special mention for the parents and their very unconventional parenting skills and for the chapter titles and their quite snobbish complexity, which I sometimes employ as well. There were some goofs in editing but they're overlookable.

There's nothing more to add, a cool light movie for those in need of unwinding...

Quotes - Spoiler Alert!!!

The Sexy Silk entrance coupled with the Anagram dialog are pure gold...for this type of film of course :)
"A is for Awesome"
 "Is there an Olive here?/There's a whole jar of them in the fridge"
"This is public school. If I can keep the girls off the pole and the boys off the pipe, I get a bonus."
"So, what's with your new look? It's very whore couture."
"You dress like a stripper/...a highend stripper" 

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