Director: Will Gluck
Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm McDowell, Aly Michalka, Fred Armisen
Lesson Learned: Contrary to popular belief, teenage girls are just as obsessed with S-E-X as pre-adult boys are.

There's a reason why Emma Stone is currently the hottest young actress in Hollywood, and, concurrently, why Lindsay Lohan must look at her and want to smack herself silly. It's Easy A, a teen sex comedy that reinvents Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter for a post-John Hughes world.

Stone plays a high school chick who yearns to be amongst her school's crème de la crème, and, to get to such popularity, she whips up a lie about her sexual prowess (that she's the best lay on campus) just to get a rep. And that she does, dressing in skimpier clothes to feed into her peers' newfound interest.

Eventually, typical story-beats of the high school genre surface, and, if not for Stone, Easy A could very well have dipped into mediocrity. Fortunately, though, the spunky redhead owns the role, turning a faux slut into a full-bodied role model for teen girls, as well as a fresh wifey prototype for us fellas.