Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Easy A

Easy A is a comedy film starring Emma Stone. It's about a girl named Olive who made a lie about going on a date to her strange best friend just to have an excuse of not going camping with her on a free weekend. But the truth is that she only spent her weekend on her room doing random things with her card that sings "Pocketful of Sunshine" that was given to her by her grandpa. The following Monday, her best friend Rhiannon insisted if Olive had sex with her date. Olive had no choice but to say yes, she did it. She had sex with a college guy (which is a lie). Marianne, an overly enthusiastic Christian, overhears her telling the lie and soon it spreads like wildfire.

Marianne had a Christian group at school which they had decided that Olive would be their next project. On their English class, they were talking about a novel entitled "The Scarlet Letter" which was about adultery and shame. When one of the members of the church group gave a bad comment at Olive, Olive shoots back and their teacher, Mr. Griffith, had no choice but to send Olive to the principal's office. And there she met Brandon who was also sent to the Principal's office for fighting with another guy because of accusing him as gay.

Olive tells the truth to Brandon and because of that, Brandon asked for Olive's help. He wants Olive to pretend to sleep with him and make him seem straight. Olive knows the consequences of this action and she doesn't want to do it. But since Brandon told his side, that he is tired of being bullied, Olive has no choice but to help him.

Brandon and Olive went to a party together. That is the time where they did they're little lie. Everyone heard it and praise Brandon for that, while Olive had bad rumors surrounding her. At the Party, she bumped to an old crush, Todd, whom she almost kissed years ago but didn't because he was not yet ready.

Because of the rumors, Rhiannon got angry with her best friend and de-friends her. Olive had no choice but to go with the flow. Other guys knew what Olive did for Brandon and also asked for Olive's help. She initially disagrees, but she feels sorry for them, and agrees to play along with their lies. Olive feels disappointed that boys don't have the common decency to ask her out on a real date. Nevertheless, they give her gift cards and money to say they have done sexual things to increase their own popularity, which only increases her reputation, much to her minimal dismay.

Olive had lots of negative feedbacks about her attitude and she has nobody to go to. Until there came a time that someone helped her change everything back to what her life used to be. Todd, her old crush, chose to help her gain her good reputation back. You really don't know what life could bring you. :)

If I were Olive and I'm in her situation, I might be staying in my room forever. She had a strong personality which is a good trait. And because of that trait, she was able to hold on. Good thing was that her family was still there for her and that someone still respects her.

See what lie can give us? A little lie that almost destroyed her life. If we lied to someone accidentally, I guess the best remedy is that tell her/him the truth as earlier as you can because you don't know what could happen next. Life is unexpected.

I remember that my Psychiatric teacher asked us this question, "Do you believe in destiny?". I got confused and wonder what he wants to tell us because I believe in destiny. I believe that I was destined to be there listening to him. Then our teacher answered his own question and said "No". Everyone of us inside that room had a question mark on our face and he only laugh at us and told us "There is no such thing as destiny because you are making your own destiny. You are not destined to be here. You are here because you chose it". And I was like "OMFG, he's right! Why didn't I think about that?" Hahaha

Well in Olive's case, she chose to lie and that's why she was ready to face her consequences. :) In Sophie's case in Letters to Juliet, there was a part there that she told Charlie that maybe she was destined to be there with Claire, but actually in the first place she chose to go with them. :)

You choose how your life will go through the end. So be careful with every decision you make. :)

Now, do you believe in destiny? :)


  1. I used to, but now I don't since you explained it that way. I haven't watched this movie yet as well but I think it would have been fun and interesting to watch. (: If I were in her shoes, I might have done the same thing you said you'd do which is to hide in my room forever because I find the situation she had gotten herself in embarrassing.

  2. Yeah, it is really embarrassing! Very brave girl right? I wish I could be brave like her. :)

    The movie was very funny! I was always laughing but too bad I only watched it alone. You can watch it with your friends! It'll be more fun :)