Emma Stone has appeared in such movies as "Superbad" and "Zombieland," but she really comes into her own in this enjoyable, Will Gluck-directed comedy about a high-school student who gets a shocking new reputation.
Her lie about a supposed romantic encounter gets out of hand, and the result brands her as someone who knows her way around guys ... and, of course, ultimately paints her into a corner she might not be able to get out of. Cleverly paralleling "The Scarlet Letter," the picture also features Penn Badgley ("Gossip Girl"), Amanda Bynes, Lisa Kudrow and Stanley Tucci. DVD extras: audio commentary by Stone and Gluck; outtakes; Stone audition footage. *** (PG-13: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times