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Half Nelson

Half Nelson

2006 | Ryan Fleck

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Average rating   7 out of 10

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Based On Short Film     Classroom     Drugs     Friendship     High School     Student


Peter Vesti     2010-04-16 7 out of 10
Ryan Gosling plays a teacher and basketball coach who is addicted to various types of drugs. He ends up forming an odd friendship with one of his students, a 13 year old black girl with a future that doesn't look too bright. Her brother is already in jail and odds are she may walk down the same path.

This is a very slow paced and intimate movie that explores a lot of interesting themes from a slightly different angle than we usually see. White/black, poor/rich, student/teacher and so on.

Ryan Gosling's performance is absolutely amazing.

The flow of the movie was a bit too slow for my taste, but still a very good movie.






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