Quippy teenager, Olive, uses the highschool rumor mill to her advantage when a little white lie about losing her virginity has her drawing parallels between herself and Hester Prynne’s character in The Scarlet Letter .
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i hold the opinion this film is fucking brilliant, simple as that. emma stone is one of the most talented young actresses in the world, and the manner in which she holds, helms and plays for laughs the premise of modern sexuality is really something else. the lines are witty and intelligent, and in the end, the film has a much more cogent and significant message than any other comedy in a long time.
I will stick with Nathaniel Hawthorne. Yes, Emma Stone is adorable and makes the movie more bearable than it should be, but it does not excuse how flagrantly mind numbing it is. Then again, the only reason I watched this was because it was picked by my classmates for senior breakfast. It's a good thing I'm graduating this year. I sat at the table tearing up the table cloth a la the opera scene in Citizen Kane.
Extremely mediocre, I was rather disappointed with this one. 99% of all jokes fell flat. It has that weird mentality of certain comedy films where they think that just by merely referencing something in pop culture, that it is funny and the joke is complete. I would've given this one star but I made it two because of Emma Stone, she's the best thing about this film, without a doubt.
This is the closest anybody has ever gotten to recreating the magic of John Hughes. This is a fun teen comedy that will change the way you look at literature and High School for that matter. I absolutely love Emma Stone.
Instead of biting its concept, it takes on Juno's slang without realizing that Juno uses her language as a barrier from being honest about her feelings; Saved's antagonist without the Christian school background that gives her motivation context; and outright wishes it was directed by John Hughes. We need an honest movie about slut-shaming, but it would be considered a rip-off of this. --PolarisDiB
It could have been the next best teen comedy since Mean Girls but it couldn't surpass the impact Mean Girls have. Lately the genre of teen comedies always meander around the same stupid gags than tell stories. So I was very happy to see a different kind of teen comedy that was sophisticated. It's nice sometimes just to watch a movie without having to use too many brain cells but enough that it doesn't waste your time