Easy A

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Teen Scarlet Letter update is smart but risque.

PG-13 2010 100 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 31 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 109 reviews

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age 16+

Potentially dangerous to young girls.

Easy A has one scene early on where Emma Stone is walking across school and says something along the lines of "No one noticed me before they all thought I had sex, now everyone notices me." which I think is a dangerous narrative to be presenting to young girls, especially girls that haven't experienced high school yet. Anyone who has actually been to high school knows how unrealistic this movie is, but I definitely wouldn't recommend it to girls in middle school. There is also some religion bashing, not that I am religious, or particularly care, but it's not an accurate representation of the majority of young Christian women. Given, this movie has a good end message, but I'm not sure the last 10% of the movie is worth the first 90% that over forces the idea that a women's worth is based on her virginity.
age 14+

entertaining but nothing too special

this is a movie that would be awkward with the whole family. there is a kind of sex scene, where two characters pretend that they’re having sex by jumping up and down on the bed, banging on the walls, and moaning. this is to please the people outside of the room. there is a lot of language, especially for a pg13 movie. the whole theme of the movie is about sex, so if you can’t handle your kid watching something so sex focused do not watch it.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 17, 2010
  • On DVD or streaming: December 21, 2010
  • Cast: Amanda Bynes, Emma Stone, Penn Badgley
  • Director: Will Gluck
  • Studio: Screen Gems
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 100 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug material
  • Last updated: April 30, 2022

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