How Easy A Pays Tribute To Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
During the runtime of Easy A, Emma Stone says that she wishes her high school experience was comparable to an ‘80s movie such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Say Anything or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It’s easy to spot the number of ‘80s references within the film because it’s pretty cut and dry. The central movie Easy A references is Bueller, namely in two scenes in particular. At the beginning when Emma Stone is taking a shower, she forms her hair into a mohawk while singing “Pocketful of Sunshine” just like Matthew Broderick does in the opening of his own film. Additionally, Stone asks for “an awesome musical number” in reference to Bueller, which she gets in the form of her singing “Knock On Wood” in the school gym. Of course at the end, Penn Badgely’s character watches her confession and checks all the other ‘80s references for her.