There are a lot of films these days exploring teen life in the digital age, and Easy A
is no different -- utilizing iPhones, webcasting, and YouTube to tell the story of Olive’s (Emma Stone) social experiment as a modern-day Hester Prynne, which manifests itself into a not-so-innocent reputation that spirals out of control. Stone has been good in supporting roles (Zombieland
), but in this lead role she really embraces her character, spouting out snappy pop-culture references and dissecting the absurdity of her peers. This kind of character can easily move too far into pretentious territory, but screenwriter Bert V. Royal manages to keep...