Easy A (♦♦♦♦)

Olive Penderghast is a top high school student, invisible to the opposite sex, until the rumor that she has lost her virginity to a freshman college student. What starts as a lie is then magnified by gossip until the situation spirals out of control with almost all the males taking advantage of Olive’s new found reputation in one form or another. The attention that she gets soon weighs her down for she feels trapped in a web of lies.

It’s a magnificent and refreshing performance by Emma Stone. It is easy to see how a lie or even half truths can be twisted by others without any sense of the damage they cause. This is a cautionary tale on how to deal with evil gossip and rumors, be it in high school or anywhere else.