Movie review: Easy A

Easy A is an intelligent high-school comedy eith great performances.

Easy A
Director: Will Gluck
Starring: Emma Stone, Penn Badgely, Amanda Bynes
****

The Fired Up! director Will Gluck returns to the classroom with an intelligent comedy which was a sleeper hit on its release in the US. Dissatisfied with her reputation as a "goodie-two-shoes" at her high school, Olive (Emma Stone) tells a lie to her best friend about a relationship, that is overheard by a moralistic student (Amanda Bynes) who spreads the news. Far from mortified, Olive enjoys her newfound reputation. Soon, however, the lies get out of hand and Olive discovers popularity and happiness do not go hand in hand, especially as it pushes her away from her old crush Todd (Penn Badgely). This is the film where Stone really established herself not only as a star but as an engaging and charismatic actress, before her profile was boosted by her casting in Marc Webb's reboot of Spider-man. Bolstered by a strong supporting cast of older comedy actors (Thomas Hayden Church and Lisa Kudrow appear as teachers), she takes what could have been tricky subject matter and instead creates a mature dialogue about American teenage relationships. This, of course, is combined with a very smart script from the first-time screenwriter Bert V Royal, which never once reverts to American Pie-style crudity and even brings a touch of class with references to the classic novel The Scarlet Letter throughout. A thoroughly entertaining comedy with a lead who is destined for big things.

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  • NMC Royal Hospital in Khalifa City
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  • Al Towayya in Al Ain
  • NMC Royal Hospital in Khalifa City
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  • Al Towayya in Al Ain
  • NMC Royal Hospital in Khalifa City
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Where can I submit a sample?

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  • Biogenix Labs in Masdar City
  • Al Towayya in Al Ain
  • NMC Royal Hospital in Khalifa City
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  • NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Ain
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Where can I submit a sample?

Volunteers can now submit DNA samples at a number of centres across Abu Dhabi. The programme is open to all ages.

Collection centres in Abu Dhabi include:

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  • Biogenix Labs in Masdar City
  • Al Towayya in Al Ain
  • NMC Royal Hospital in Khalifa City
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  • NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Ain
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Where can I submit a sample?

Volunteers can now submit DNA samples at a number of centres across Abu Dhabi. The programme is open to all ages.

Collection centres in Abu Dhabi include:

  • Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
  • Biogenix Labs in Masdar City
  • Al Towayya in Al Ain
  • NMC Royal Hospital in Khalifa City
  • Bareen International Hospital
  • NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Ain
  • NMC Royal Medical Centre - Abu Dhabi
  • NMC Royal Women’s Hospital.
Where can I submit a sample?

Volunteers can now submit DNA samples at a number of centres across Abu Dhabi. The programme is open to all ages.

Collection centres in Abu Dhabi include:

  • Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
  • Biogenix Labs in Masdar City
  • Al Towayya in Al Ain
  • NMC Royal Hospital in Khalifa City
  • Bareen International Hospital
  • NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Ain
  • NMC Royal Medical Centre - Abu Dhabi
  • NMC Royal Women’s Hospital.
Oscars in the UAE

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Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am

Oscars in the UAE

The 90th Academy Awards will be aired in the UAE from 3.30am on Monday, March 5 on OSN, with the ceremony starting at 5am