Starring: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Haden Church
Running Time: 92 minutes
In this charming, critically acclaimed tale of rumors and reputation, Olive (Emma Stone), an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance er social standing. Now her classmates (Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka) are turning against her and the school board is becoming concerned, including her favorite teacher (Thomas Haden Church) and the distracted guidance counselor (Lisa Kudrow). With the support of her hilariously idiosyncratic parents (Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson) and a little help from a long time crush (Penn Badgley) Olive attempts to take on her notorious new identity and crush the rumor mill once and for all.
It was going well at first, she was helping her peers and scoring free gift cards to random stores in return. But it didn't take long for a certain high school clique to intervene and turn against her. This is tthe type of rumor she never asked for, walking around with a proverbial 'A' marked on her, 'A' for adultery. She's the fall-girl when the oldest living senior who was having an affair with the truly slutty guidance counselor comes down with chlamydia She confesses to have made the entire thing up to her English teacher and announces that his wife is cheating on him with a student and used the rumors to save her job. In an effort to reverse the rumors, she decides to start a web show to release the lies. Explaining how she only wanted to help one ridiculed kid, with no intentions on alienating everyone and becoming the community whore.
= Rent it, you won't regret it.