The Civil War is rarely referenced in feature length films nowadays. The extremely violent war seems to be brought to screen only if it’s in a documentary. The new independent drama The World Made Straight manages to bring The Civil War into the mix but only as something referenced by the main characters. It is however cleverly mentioned so as not to overwhelm the film’s story but provides for a rather interesting piece of history setting the tone for the film’s 1970s world. It is a decent film with some excellent performances but other than that, the story is tired and the action, sort of a letdown.
You all know him from Forrest Gump and The Sixth Sense. He was that cute little kid who “saw dead people”. Well, now he’s all grown up and he stars in the raunchy new comedy Sex Ed, a film with sharp wit and pretty decent performances especially from Osment. I spoke with the actor regarding the film and it was pretty enlightening to say the least. Here’s the interview:
Haley Joel Osment made a name for himself in the 1990s as a child actor. He was Forrest Gump’s son in 1994 and he “saw dead people” in 1999’s The Sixth Sense. Since then, he’s dabbled in film and television, most recently in the dark Tusk. This year has also seen the young actor in a bit of departure from “normal” roles. That film in question is Sex Ed and it is a raunchy but surprisingly sweet comedy that features Osment in the lead role. It’s smart, sexy and downright cute. It also showcases Osment in a new and very welcome way: charming leading man.