Imitation of Life

A journal about film, music, literature and any other form of imitation of life. Seeing through a glass darkly…

Emma Stone gets A for stAr

Her name is Emma Stone and after watching the Easy A trailer I predict she’s gonna be a star. So far this throaty redhead had played some supporting roles in films like Superbad, Zombieland or Ghost of Girlfriends Past, but Easy A looks like the perfect star-making vehicle for an up-and-coming actress like her.

It’s not hard to see that Easy A takes Clueless as a model. While Clueless, probably the most popular highschool update of a literary classic,  was loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma, Easy A seems to use Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter  as a plot vehicle rather than as a direct inspiration.

Watching the trailer, however, I had to think of that extraordinary teen movie called Election. I don’t think Easy A will be half as good as Election, which had a pitch perfect script by Alexander Payne and featured Reese Witherspoon’s best performance to date, Oscar notwithstanding, but I have the feeling that it can make for Emma Stone what Juno did for Ellen Page. Moreover, the film features a terrific supporting cast, including my favs Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci.

Here’s the trailer:

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