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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A for amusing...
So, it may seem like a bit off my beaten track to say that I was HIGHLY entertained by Easy A. It's a light comedy with a ton to recommend it, not the least being the slew of highly favorable reviews... all of which I can get behind. Emma Stone has fantastic screen presence and a sense of dry wit that infuses her character in all the best ways. And while I thought that she was exceptional, many of my favorite scene were stolen by the "Parents" of the feature. Stanley Tucci, Thomas Hayden Church, and Patricia Clarkson are all hysterical and had me in stitches while sharing the screen with their youthful counterparts. The thing that struck me most about them was how genuine all their interactions were. They felt like a genuine family playing and having fun with each other, and it carried off the screen to the audience. I'm not sure how much of those reactions were scripted and how much were improvised, but congratulations need to go to Will Gluck, and Bert V. Royal the director and writer respectively for getting such excellent performances from the cast. For anyone who appreciates good genuine comedy, this film is very much recommended.