Superb comedy take on The Scarlet Letter (complete with silent film inserts) that features a star-making performance by Emma Stone. It was she who came up with the line, ‘Gossip Girl in the Sweet Valley of Travelling Pants.’ She’s a high school nothing who inadvertently achieves notoriety as the school slut when she pretends she’s had sex to sate a friend who spreads extraordinarily exaggerated rumours about her. With great support from a gifted adult cast and some terrific comic turns and spins on using the internet, this is one of the smartest films of the last several years. Who wouldn’t want Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci as their parents? And what a lovely dog! Written by Bert V. Royal and directed by Will Gluck. And what about the use of that Natasha Bedingfield song?! (Pace The Hills, eh?!) Great, Ferris-type of fun.