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Hollywood: Easy A Review

Hollywood: Easy A, a teen sex comedy with no actual sex, aims rather conspicuously to plumb the best bits of Diablo Cody and Alexander Payne in its upside-down, self-consciously campy take on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. In the role of its high-school Hester Prynne is Emma Stone, the sly, husky heroine of last year’s surprise hit Zombieland. Tested by a film that is far less clever than its director, Will Gluck, or screenwriter, Bert Royal, would have us believe (and they desperately want us to believe), she passes with flying colors, delivering a performance that should elevate her into the upper echelon of actresses possessing brains and beauty in equal measure.

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