Plot & Details
An inner-city teacher struggling with addiction forms an unlikely bond with a young student who catches him in a compromising position in director Ryan Fleck's feature-length adaptation of his own award-winning short film Gowanus, Brooklyn. Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) leads a secret life that the majority of his students will never know. When Dunne's drug-soaked nightlife begins to bleed over into his daytime hours and troubled student Drey (Shareeka Epps) makes a startling discovery, the tenuous bond that forms between the pair soon leads to a warm friendship that could either lead them down a dangerous path or provide the human companionship needed to see things from a fresh perspective and start life anew.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 107min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/11/2006
- DVD Release Date: 02/13/2007
- Distributor(s): ThinkFilm
- Director(s): Ryan Fleck
- Starring: Ryan Gosling , Shareeka Epps , Anthony Mackie , Tina Holmes , Jay O. Sanders
- Themes: High School Life,Unlikely Friendships,Drug Addiction,Keeping a Secret,Teachers and Students
- Tone: Forceful,Gritty,Intimate,Talky,Visceral
- Keywords: drug-addiction,inner-city,middle-school,schoolteacher
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (08-11-2006)
- Language: English