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IMDB Rating : 5.5
IMDB Votes : 1,271
User Reviews : 7
Date Released : 7 November 2014
Run Time : 92 min
Movie Genre : Comedy, Romance
Movie Director : Isaac Feder
Movie Writer : Bill Kennedy, Bill Kennedy
Movie Stars : Haley Joel Osment, George Eads, Laura Harring, Abby Elliott
Sex Ed When Eddie lands his first teaching gig at an inner city middle school, he quickly finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education. Eddie isn’t exactly equipped to teach them – he’s not exactly experienced romantically. And he’s falling in love with the older sister of one of his students. But Eddie goes off lesson plan anyway, delving into the world of menstrual cycles and sexually transmitted infections, and in doing so, incurs the wrath of the local reverend.
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HJO shines in a very likable comedy
Let's get this out of the way first: yes, Haley Joel Osment looks-wise isn't the kid who sees dead people or even his 16-year old self in the wonderful "Secondhand Lions". He's chunky (and could use a good haircut), but damn! is he a really good actor.
He carries this movie, he makes what could be a one-note or creepy character come alive. It helps that he has a terrific script to work with, it could easily have turned preachy fast but except for a scene near the end, it's more about Ed, HJO's character, and his lack of self- esteem, awkwardness around women, career frustrations and so on.
The rest of the cast is really good as well, especially Lorrenza Izzo as Pilar, Retta as bar owner/landlord Sydney, Matt Walsh as the school administrator Washout and young Isaac White as Leon. The rest of the cast is fine as well, even in the small parts. It's well directed and filmed and the score is full of toe-tappers. Special note should be made of the band that plays in Sydney's bar, what terrific musicians.
If you take this movie for what it is –a low-key, low budget comedy with some points to make– it's a nice way to spend 90 minutes.