I love the movie Easy A more than I have words for. It's a borderline embarrassing love. (Since seeing it, I use the phrase "throwing [one's] cat at [object]" on the reg.) And as a woman in her 30s, I can honestly say I identify equally with Olive and her parents. And should I ever spawn, I aspire to be the kinds of parents Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci are in this film. Or perhaps I just aspire to be Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci; the lines between art and aspiration are often blurred in my imagination.

Who are your unexpected (or expected! I don't know!) fictional heroes, great or small?