NOW Magazine - TIFF - - REVIEWS - NW

We don’t get a lot of teen come­dies at TIFF, and with good rea­son: most of them are pan­der­ing tripe. Gluck’s chip­per riff on The Scar­let Let­ter, in which a se­nior (Stone) is branded the school slut af­ter her white lie about los­ing her vir­gin­ity goes vi­ral, oc­cu­pies the same clear-headed space as 10 Things I Hate About You and Mean Girls. It’s a movie you can re­spect in the morn­ing.

Stone (Su­per­bad, Zom­bieland) is ter­rific fun in her first lead, though Pa­tri­cia Clark­son and Stan­ley Tucci do their best to steal the pic­ture as her ec­cen­tric par­ents.

Emma Stone’s per­for­mance gets an Easy A.

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