Every now and then I will pen a post about a movie that isn’t a new release. It may be a film I’ve just watched for the first time, or it may be a film I personally consider a classic for whatever reason. This week, I’m going to write about a funny little film I really liked when I watched it the other day called Easy A.
This 2010 release from director Will Gluck is a loving tribute to the John Hughes comedies of the 1980s. In fact, Gluck doesn’t even try to subtly hide it. He pays homage to those classics by plucking scenes directly from them and placing them in his film. And it works. These instances are brief and incorporated in the storyline and it doesn’t seem like a cheap gimmick.