After an ill-fated date with Anson, a boy who wants to pay her to actually sleep with him and not just pretend she did, Olive reconnects with Todd, her old love interest, who is also the school's mascot.
Todd then tells her that he does not believe the rumors because he remembers when she lied for him when he was not ready for his first kiss years ago. After a friendly talk with her open-minded mother Rosemary, Olive comes up with a plan to get everything finally out in the open.
Royal's plan was to adapt three classic works into films and to set them at the same high school, so that some characters would appear in multiple films.
Besides The Scarlet Letter, which was the source material for Easy A, Royal wanted to adapt Cyrano de Bergerac and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
The film has grossed a total of ,401,464 in the United States and Canada plus ,550,841 in international markets for a worldwide total of ,952,305, earning its budget back more than nine times, making it a huge financial success.
The film received critical acclaim, with many praising Stone's performance.
When she is finishing up her web cast, Todd comes by riding a lawnmower and tells her to come outside.
Olive then begins to ask everyone she lied for to help her out by telling the truth, but Brandon and Micah have abruptly left town and everyone else is enjoying their newfound popularity and do not want the truth to get out. Griffith also refuses to tell the truth and when Olive threatens to expose her, Mrs. She then does a song and dance number at a school pep rally to get people's attention to watch her via web cam, where she confesses what she has done (the web cam is the framing device of the film).
Griffith rebuffs her, saying no one would believe her. The various boys whose reputations Olive helped improve are also shown watching.
Olive Penderghast, a 17-year-old girl living in Ojai, California, lies to her best friend Rhiannon Abernathy about going on a date in order to get out of camping with Rhiannon's hippie parents.
Instead, she hangs around the house all weekend listening to Natasha Bedingfield's "Pocketful of Sunshine", which is played by a greeting card she was sent.