Detachment

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody) is a substitute teacher who shuns emotional connections, and never stays long enough in one district to bond with his students or colleagues. Troubled and lost, Henry lands at a public school where an apathetic student body and disinterested parents have created a frustrated, burned-out group of teachers and administrators. Inadvertently, Henry becomes a role model to his disaffected students and bonds with a teenage runaway who is just as lost as he is.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Tribeca Film

Detachment (2012)

Release Date: March 16th, 2012|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • Adrien Brody deserves superlatives for his acting in the alternately mesmerizing and maddening Detachment. show more

  • Adrien Brody, delivering his finest performance since "The Pianist," plays the central role of the disaffected Henry Barthes. show more

  • Comes across like the creation of a precocious student. I don't mean that to be a damning critique, though Detachment is a mesmerizing misfire -- it's just that it has the uncomplicated earnestness and hyperbolic melodrama of teenage poetry. show more

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  • September 24, 2012 ih00000000129909
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    What an emotional performance by Brody. This film is profoundly moving, evoking strong empathy in the viewer for both teachers and students in the failing educational system that are American schools.

  • March 23, 2012 Keep Love Alive
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    A must see. One of Brody\'s best ever.

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