TV & FILM
bill-swift - October 9, 2014
Haley Joel Osment was the most famous child actor in the world around the turn of the millennium, starring in such films as The Sixth Sense, Pay It Forward, Artificial Intelligence, and Secondhand Lions. Then he grew up, crashed his car into a mailbox while driving under the influence, and went to NYU. So his film career took a hiatus.
Now he's back in Sex Ed. It's not the first film he's made since finishing college in 2011, but it is the first one anybody has noticed. In it, he plays a recent college graduate who, despite being a virgin, winds up teaching sex education to inner city middle school kids...and pissing off a local reverend. The tagline for the film? "Those who can do. Those who can't teach."
Judging by the first trailer, there's definitely some potential here. Osment seems pretty likeable, and the supporting cast—which features Retta from Parks and Recreation, Abby Elliot from SNL—looks solid. But of course, only time will.
Sex Ed hits theaters November 7, 2014.