Easy ADVD - 2010 | Anamorphic widescreen edition.
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Olive uses high school rumors about her promiscuity to increase her popularity in this modern adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's book, The Scarlett Letter.
loonylovesgood Jul 24, 2011
Funny movie. Emma Stone is fantastic.
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Booklover1235 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 21
MissLillieBear thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 30
QuotesAdd a Quote
Olive Penderghast: Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80's movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life.
Olive: I told everyone! Well, actually I told one person, but you know how these things work. It's like wildfire.
Principal Gibbons: This is public school. If I can keep the girls off the pole and the boys off the pipe, I get a bonus.
Olive Penderghast: If he's so smart, why is your boyfriend 22 years old and still in high school?
Marianne: Because, Olive, it's His choice!
Olive Penderghast: Oh, really? His choice? He just *wants* to be repeating his senior year for, like, the fourth time 'cause he can't pass a single test?
Marianne: No, silly,
Marianne: His. His, with a capital H. If the Good Lord had wanted Micah to graduate, he would have given him the right answers.
Olive Penderghast: [laughs] I'm sorry, but, I mean, really? You gotta be shittin' me, woman.
Sexual Content: The girl pretends to have sex, and throughtout the movie more rumors are added.
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Olive knows that high school life isn't easy as a virgin, but what she doesn't know is that a little lie can go a long way. The boys in school hear that she'll tell people she's had "relations" with them but for a price, sometimes ice cream for life, sometimes gift cards for Home Depot. But when the rumor starts to hurt people around her included the school councilor, her favorite teacher, and the guy she likes, she has to figure out a way to make everything better, and that is by telling the truth.
High school student Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) finds herself the victim of her school's "rumor mill" when she lies to her best friend Rhiannon (Alyson Michalka) about a weekend tryst with a fictional college freshman. Word quickly spreads of Olive's promiscuity and, much to her surprise, she welcomes the attention. When she agrees to help out a bullied friend by pretending to sleep with him, her image rapidly degrades to a more lascivious state and her world begins to spin out of control. As she helps more and more of her classmates and her lies continue to escalate, Olive must find a way to save face before the school's religious fanatic Marianne (Amanda Bynes) gets her expelled and she loses a shot at attaining her own happiness.