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Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: February 13th, 2007

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

Production Co: Journeyman Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, Fall, Family, Friend, Emotional, Bar, Friendship, Dark

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Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)