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Half Nelson

Synopsis

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...more

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4.0

Dave White Profile

… unusual and politically metaphorical …

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5.0

85 out of 100 Metascore®

Universal acclaim

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For Families

15

Iffy for 15+

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