Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gimme' An "A"!

Who said Encore never shows any good movies and repeats the bad ones over and over?

Oh wait, that was me.  I know I'm coming in late, but there are all sorts of movies I pass on while they're in the theater.  Easy A was one of them.  The three months of free Encore sign-up special finally paid off.  This 2010 teen rom com is surprisingly engaging.  It has a witty script that plays with themes drawn from, wait for it...Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter...and pays homage to many of the better comedies of its genre.  The ensemble cast is charming.  Even the villains have a credible back story. The star, Emma Stone is not a teenager, neither is most of the cast, and her screen parents are improbably cool, but suspension of one's disbelief is painless and fun.  Don't take my word for it.  Rotten Tomatoes gave is an solid 85% rating.  Even Roger Ebert gave Easy A three and a half stars.  If like me, you managed to miss it so far, I recommend you check it out.