Friday, September 10, 2010

Toronto Days. Toronto Nights: Easy A

I have been all over the board with my anticipation for this film, from absolutely hating the idea of it, to eagerly anticipating it as one of the rare enjoyable high school comedies of the modern age. Where 70-year-old men go around quoting Casablanca and Citizen Kane, most 14-to-19-year-olds quote Mean Girls. Easy A looks like it's in the same sort of vein, and a healthy reprieve from the serious content of Toronto. We only have one review right now, but it's from a more than credible source.
Kirk Honeycutt (Hollywood Reporter): "If, as the old comic apocryphally said on his deathbed, dying is easy but comedy hard, then how is it every so often a film comes along that makes comedy look so easy? Such is the case with Easy A, a high school romp that turns a stale genre upside down with sly wit and sharp satire. Certainly much of the credit goes to Bert V. Royal, a playwright and sometime TV writer who has crafted a smart screenplay that introduces a classical theme into contemporary youth culture. And director Will Gluck keeps the screen busy and vibrant without the current fad of attention-deficit, run-and-gun editing."

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