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LET’S NOT AND SAY WE DID.

easyaHigh schooler Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) lies about losing her virginity and finds that spreading rumors has interesting consequences in schoolā€¦ We’ve all seen high school movies inspired by Shakespeare, and here’s one that applies the drama of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” to this environment in a breezy, fun way. The director is a fan of John Hughes movies and it shows; expect clever dialogue and lovable characters that are never part of the in crowd. Stone’s charmingly laidback performance adds something to every scene; Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson are also terrific as her folks.

2010-U.S. 92 min. Color.Ā Directed byĀ Will Gluck.Ā Cast:Ā Emma Stone (Olive Penderghast), Penn Badgley (Todd), Amanda Bynes (Marianne Bryant), Dan Byrd, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarksonā€¦ Stanley Tucci, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm McDowell.

Quote: “This is public school. If I can keep the girls off the pole and the boys off the pipe, I get a bonus.” (McDowell as the principal)

 

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