Moreau Gives a Star Making Performance
Jim M. | Springfield MA | 03/09/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"EASY is a big surprise. On paper, it is a rather simple story. A woman, tired of being seen as the "easy" girl, decides to try to be celibate for 90 days. Sounds like the rather awful Josh Hartnett film 40 DAYS 40 NIGHTS? It isn't.
But, the cast really makes this one work. Marguerite Moreau gives a star making performance as the lead. I had never heard of her before seeing this film, now I am looking forward to her next film.
The rest of the cast is terrific as well, filled with familiar actors, whose names may not be that familiar. Naveen Andrews (TV's LOST) and Brian F. O'Byrne (the priest in MILLION DOLLAR BABY) play her two boyfriends. D.B. Woodside (TV's BUFFY and 24) plays a neighbor. And Emily Deschanel (Zooey's look alike older sister) plays her sister. They all make this a very entertaining feature.
The film may not be anything groundbreaking, but it is a refreshing change.
The DVD has no extras beyond filmographies for the cast.
Couldn't wait for it to end
Cowboy Buddha | Essex UK | 06/29/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I generally enjoy quirky little independent films about modern relationships, but Easy is an exception. It seems to have been marketed as a romantic comedy and, to be fair, there a few nicely comic moments along the way. Unfortunately, the amusing bits would not make up an episode of a tv sitcom. Most of the film is a fairly predictable soap opera with moderately explicit sex scenes which seem to suggest that woman on top is the new missionary position.
The leading character is pleasant enough. Her offbeat nature is underlined by her ridiculous job - the sort that only people in movies have. The composition of the rest of the cast screams political correctness and everyone seems to love everybody else regardless of race, creed, or lack of attractiveness. The problem is that I found it difficult to care about any of them. The rather forced emotions of the script made involvement with them impossible. By the time the happy ending is reached, I found myself thinking: "You could have done that an hour ago." Possibly, some of the problem is mine - I suspect I am not part of the film's target audience. Even so, Easy is nothing special and offers nothing new. It's all been done before and done much better."
An EASY watch
Heywood Jablowme | NYC | 06/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was surprised I actually liked this movie as I usually avoid "cutesy romances" like the plague. This was well done and really is a movie one can easily relate to.
I'm not saying I would buy it but it is worth a rent or a late night stay up on a movie channel
Marguerite Moreau is a pleasure to look at clothed or not and although not a challenging role she handles it quite well and realistically"
L. Spellman | California USA | 07/19/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It did drag on a little, but the acting was so understated and I loved that fact. What the supporting cast did with their slightly cliche characters was play them so realistically and the dialogue was simple and believable even when the situations weren't ones that should have worked (due to being done so often before or else a little odd) Nothing seemed forced or awkward to me, or even too artsy or silly. It was just a moody little story about a moody little woman."