One of the funniest films about lying is available on Max! Get to know

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What’s the best way to celebrate April Fool’s Day if not by watching the trick of telling a lie in one of the best romantic comedy films of our time?

Starring Oscar winner Emma Stone, the film Easy A (The Lie) is available on Max and will make the platform’s subscribers laugh just as it did in theaters more than a decade ago.

Filmmaker Will Gluck’s hour-and-a-half feature takes a fun and insightful look at high school life, exploring tthemes such as reputation, friendship, machismo and self-acceptance. Check out the details of this story below!

What happens in the movie The Lie?

In the plot full of references to 80s hits, we meet Olive (Emma Stone), an intelligent and sarcastic teenager who finds herself in the center of a web of lies and misunderstandings after lying about losing her virginity.

At first, Olive just wanted to impress her best friend Rhi (Alyson Michalka) by saying that she went out with an older guy. The harmless story takes on major proportions when the fervent Catholic Marianne (Amanda Bynes) hears the lie and spreads the rumor around school about her classmate’s “vulgarity”.

Gossip gets out of control. Olive sees her life turned upside down, just like in The Scarlet Letter, a literary classic that he is studying in class. And if the only thing people believe is her lies, Olive uses the rumors about her sex life to gain more attention and benefits!

The film won the 2011 Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Film.Source: Sony Pictures/Disclosure

In addition to Stone, other talents in the cast are Penn Badgley, Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci and Lisa Kudrow.

Curiosities about The Lie

The lie (2010) was acclaimed by critics and the public, achieving an 85% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. O intelligent humor, sharp dialogue and subtle social criticism made the film a modern classic in its genre!

The letter The red letter “A” on Olive’s clothes is an allusion to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic.Source: Sony Pictures/Disclosure

Stone, who was beginning her career in Hollywood, received honorable mentions for her captivating performance as Olive, winning a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedic Performance and the his first Globe nominationO.

Another curiosity in the film is the references to John Hughes’ hits, such as Clube dos Cinco (1985) and Curtindo a Vida Adoidado (1986). The bathroom scene and the romantic gesture that happens at the end – no spoilers here – they are proof of that!

The Lie had a box office gross of US$58.4 million in the USA.The Lie had a box office gross of US$58.4 million in the USA.Source: Sony Pictures/Disclosure

There is also the film’s soundtrack. The choice of the song “Pocketful of Sunshine” was made by the film’s director. According to Gluck, the singer’s song that is trending on TikTok is irritating because it is impossible to get out of your head and contains one of the most memorable scenes in the film.

The article is in Portuguese

Tags: funniest films lying Max

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