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Easy A (2010)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Will Gluck and actor Emma Stone Rating:4.8/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by frankasu03 on January 19th, 2011:Find all reviews by frankasu03
What "Easy A" does to the conventions of teen comedies, this track subverts the conventions of commentary tracks. Listening to Gluck and Stone banter is very enjoyable, and its' evident that Stone's "Character" in the film is essentially herself. Gluck reveals when and where the commentary is recorded; months before the film is even released. There are some choice bits about filming in Ojai, Ca, as well as frank discussions about Natasha Bedingfield songs, and homages to 'Ferris Bueller.' Watch the film, then stick "A"round for a fun listen.
Reviewed by Hungry Baz on March 25th, 2015:Find all reviews by Hungry Baz
Plenty of pauses, praising every actor and just talking about nonsense.

"You were made at me this day, Emma."

"We're recording this commentary in a toilet."

Will also said he wanted to put oranges in every scene and you will find them.

He should make a movie about oranges.

Maybe that's why Emma Stone was cast in this movie cos of her hair colour.

Emma points out her brother in the party scene.
Reviewed by TylerMirage on June 29th, 2016:Find all reviews by TylerMirage
I'm a sucker for this movie. I watched it when it first came out on DVD and, like many others, instantly fell for Emma's charm. Then I watched it twice recently and then a third time with the commentary track. I'll probably watch it again sometime soon. (I may or may not have a problem).

Anyway, as is common for comedies, the commentary is less of a "how we did this" on the film and more of a casual hang-out session between Will and Emma. I'm okay with that, as Emma is so unbelievably likable, but at the same time it got a bit annoying. Emma was probably more informative than the director, who spends a fair chunk of his time describing what's on screen ("this is Olive's house") or introducing characters ("this is Thomas Haden Church who plays Olive's teacher"). This is a big pet peeve of mine. I'M LISTENING TO THE COMMENTARY. JUST ASSUME THAT I'VE SEEN THE MOVIE AND KNOW WHO AND WHAT IS GOING ON.

They kid, they joke, they tease, and on occasion share some bits of interesting information. The kind of commentary that you put on just for some background noise while you sew or do the laundry.

FUN FACTS:

-All of the "web-cam/narration" scenes were filmed in a single day.

-Will wanted to avoid doing classical scoring and opted for doing "needle drop" instead, which means using modern lyric-based songs. He reveals that there's 2.5 minutes of score and 38 songs used in the movie.