Sassy Pants looks a bit like Whip It if Ellen Page’s character found Joker makeup instead of Roller Derby. The coming-of-age film follows Bethany Pruitt (Awkward favorite Ashley Rickards), fresh out of high school and trying to spread her wings despite her suffocating mother (and by “suffocating,” I mean “wants Bethany to go to college nearby” – for shame!), her emotionally wrought, alcoholic, gay dad, Dale, and Dad’s hot young piece of cutoffs-wearing, line-dancing tail, played by none other than Haley Joel Osment (who is rockin’ the Pete-Wentz-circa-2007 bangs like the rent’s due tomorrow). Did I mention that Bethany’s mom is played by Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn? Yeah, it’s an eclectic cast. See the full trailer below.
What do you think, movie fans? Are you ready for the return of HaJo? Do you think this is a project worthy of Rickards’ charm (if you haven’t seen Awkward, season 1, do so immediately)? Even amidst Dale’s histrionics, will you ever cease to think of Bader as Lawrence from Office Space?
Sassy Pants, written and directed by Coley Sohn, will premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival later this month but does not have a wide release date yet.