After being sent on assignment to see Buried, I was in the mood for a pick-me-up, so I snuck into a showing of Easy A. It definitely delivered a light-hearted and uplifting experience.
The film was blatantly open about its being a tribute to the films of John Hughes, and it did a good job of it. John Hughes was a talented film maker, and I'd love to see more films in this vein.
The acting is pretty good. Emma Stone has proven that she can carry a film. We'll be seeing more from her in the coming decades. This is likely to be something like a Pretty Woman breakout role. The supporting cast is great as well, most notably the performances of Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson as the charming parents.
I'd definitely recommend checking out Easy A if you're looking for a lighthearted good time.