Last week the cast of “The Breakfast Club”, minus Emilio Estevez, got together to celebrate the movie’s 25th anniversary. It wasn’t as joyous as it could have been with the absence of its creator, John Hughes, who died last year. No one has really come close to recapturing what Hughes did with the teen comedies of the 1980s. If Hughes was alive today, “Easy A” is a movie he might have made.
Emma Stone is Olive, a self described “invisible girl” at her high school (hard to believe considering she is an attractive young woman). She becomes very recognizable when she agrees to pretend to be the girlfriend of a gay boy at school and they fake having sex at a party so he will not be picked on. She then goes on to become a “slut” pretending and saying she has been with other guys in the school, most notably, guys who would be considered to be “ugly” or the losers of the school. All these lies eventually catch up to Olive.