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It’s Time We Recognize The “Pocketful Of Sunshine” Moment From “Easy A” As The Cultural Reset It Was

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It’s Time We Recognize The “Pocketful Of Sunshine” Moment From “Easy A” As The Cultural Reset It Was

My last brain cell: “I GOT A POCKET, GOT A POCKETFUL OF-“

So, Netflix recently added the 2010 teen movie Easy A and, not to be dramatic, but it’s kind of one of the best things to happen to me in all of 2020.

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Penn Badgley as a sexy mascot? Yes, please.

It was one of my favorite movies as a teen. I recently rewatched it with my parents** and hoo boy, it was an experience.

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**Do NOT attempt.

There’s one particular moment from the movie that still lives rent-free in my mind, though — and I think it’s time we acknowledged just how iconic it is.

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I’m sure you remember Natasha Bedingfield’s 2008 masterpiece “Pocketful of Sunshine.”

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I can still hear my mom playing it in our minivan as she picked up me and my marching band friends from a PG-13 movie.

In the movie, Olive opens a musical greeting card from her grandparents and it starts blaring — yup, you guessed it — “Pocketful of Sunshine.”

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Olive, being the cool, edgy teen she is, immediately dubs it the “worst song ever.” LIES, OLIVE.

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Five seconds later, however…

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Oh, yeah. Yeah!

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You let it out, honey!

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This is legit just what goes on in my brain 24/7, guys.

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Emma Stone, on behalf of bored millennials in quarantine everywhere, I just wanna say thank you for this Oscar-worthy performance.

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