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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a history teacher at a Brooklyn school. Though well-liked by his students and colleagues, he secretly spends his evenings hopping bars and getting high. A female student named Drey (Shareeka Epps) catches him in a drug-induced haze after a basketball game, and the two strike up an unlikely friendship. As Dan struggles with his addiction, he tries to act as a mentor to the girl, whose brother is serving time for dealing drugs.

Cast: Ryan Gosling , Shareeka Epps , Anthony Mackie , Deborah Rush , Jay O. Sanders , Nicole Vicius , Denis O'Hare , Monique Curnen

Director: Ryan Fleck

Genres: Drama

Distributor: ThinkFilm

Half Nelson (2006)

Release Date: August 11th, 2006|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Wasted film of wasted lives with no offering of any insights as to causes of the problems or cures.

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