Olive (Emma Stone) is a wayward NOBODY who has basically two friends in the whole school. Throughout the course of time, and her abuse from her obnoxious blonde friend, she gains a reputation as a hussy. She figures out how to work it to her advantage and deals with most things with grace. In the end blah blah blah she’s fixes everything.
I loved this movie. Yeah I’m a little biased because I’m weak for redheads. Yeah I’m a little biased for having a huge soft spot for the raspy voiced Emma Stone. Then there’s her lovely singing in the movie (her singing == yay!). Then there’s the fact that she’s a super fem chick who wears corsets through half the movie. I can drool over someone I won’t ever meet for day, but whatever.
The cast is fantastic, with few exceptions. Dan Byrd and Bynes were a little stale at some points. I was kinda surprised at all the famous faces in the movie. They had Fred Armisen (SNL fame) and Malcolm McDowell. Oh Lisa Kudrow, who’s usually known for being a ditz, is a really good bitch in this movie. You’ll hate her by the end. Like no really.
I guess the main draw to this is that it was the usual coming-of-age story with a dozen or so twists. Instead of being the miserable basket case. She’s the outsider who doesn’t mind being a outsider and people ruining her reputation over nothing. To a certain extent she reminds me of me. They’d say she was out doing crazy shit when in reality she spent her weekend at home singing a song she hates (loldatshowerscene). Yeah she spends half the movie being little Miss Saint trying to cover everyones ass, but her role as a peace keeper pays off in the end. Also her parents, as well as the other parental figures like Thomas Haden Church, are relatively NORMAL, which is refreshing since in every other teen movie it seems the adults just lose their shit over relatively trivial crap (see 16 Candles, and well, almost everything else). Also there are a lack of cliché characters, which is good. Like I didn’t see the foreigner who can’t speak English or the stupid jock. Everyone had their own little personality and they all seem to mesh rather well.
I actually think I found a new muse to help me write poetry.
For your listening pleasure I’m embedding Mrs. Stone’s singing.