Sex Ed (2014)

logoDirector: Isaac Feder

Writer: Bill Kennedy (Screenplay)

Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Laura Harring, Abby Elliot, Glen Powell, Matt Walsh, Lorenza Izzo, George Eads, Chris Williams

 

Plot: Eddie lands his first teaching gig at an inner city middle school and finds his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sexual education. Eddie isn’t really equipped to teach them…he’s not exactly experienced romantically.

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Smart Comedy

 

Story: Sex Ed starts by seeing our protagonist Ed (Osment) struggling to find a teaching job. He lives with an over horny womanizing roommate JT (Powell) who gets all the luck with the woman compared to Ed. Ed decides to go and confront the school board about not even being given an interview. Finding out the only job available is an after schools activity co-ordinator. Upon learning that there is no sex education in the school he decides to teach the students. While JT thinks it is a bad idea because of his lack of experience. Ed goes ahead anyway and starts to learn more about his students and himself. Ed has to overcome a Reverend who wants no sex education in the school but the student have fast started calling Ed their favourite student this leads to Ed trying his luck with Pilar a student’s sister.

Sex Ed comes off mixing two types of films, the first is the teacher who starts off unpopular by both student and parents, while the second is a romantic comedy about finding yourself. Both stories in Sex Ed play next to each other and work with nice balance. Sex Ed looks at the importance of teaching young people about sex one way or another and without the proper education they will end up unaware of the side effects. While on the romantic comedy side we look at how one man’s problem are over analysed by both him and his friends when it comes to mixing up sex and love. We get to see most characters go through life lessons which people are not always brave enough to face. Sex Ed is a good comedy and easily one of the better ones out this year. (8/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Haley Joel Osment: Ed Cole the teacher who can’t find a job, but by taking the chance he gets a job looking at after school activity co-ordinator and starts teaching them about sex education. Even though he doesn’t have the most experience he gets the message across while he learns more about himself. Haley does give a good performance here showing he might have overcome his personal problems and getting his career back on track. (8/10)

 

Glen Powell: JT best friend of Ed who gets all the girls and is always around to stick up and pump him up whenever Ed gets down. Glen gives a good performance in the supporting role and usually has extra laughs. (7/10)

 

Lorenza Izzo: Pilar sister of one of his student who Ed takes a shine to and joins for dinner along with the family. She does go on a date with Ed but she only teaches him about the woman who mistreat a guy. Lorenza gives a solid performance which is only here for her looks. (6/10)

 

Support Cast: Sex Ed support cast includes the students, family members of the students and a very wise landlady who each learn and/or give advice to Ed as the story unfolds.

 

Director Review: Isaac Feder – Isaac does a good job to create a good romantic comedy that balance to focused stories very well. (7/10)

 

Comedy: Sex Ed uses smart jokes instead of lazy jokes which most sex based comedies do. (8/10)

Romance: Sex Ed tells us not everything is about sex while love is what it is really about. (7/10)

Settings: Sex Ed only uses a couple of settings but each one gives us good identity to which story we are following. (8/10)

Suggestion: Sex Ed is a romantic comedy that is worth a watch, I will suggest this to any who asks. (Try It)

 

Best Part: Haley Joel Osment shines.

Worst Part: Not enough people will see this when it is clearly better than other comedies out there.

Funniest Scene: Ed walks in on JT for a second time.

 

Believability: Sex Ed tackles very real issues and looks at the challenging issue that could stop the issues getting solved. (8/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Tagline: Fake it till you make it

 

Overall: Funny Comedy Worth A Go

Rating79

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