GREEN CINE Already a member? login
 Your cart
Help
Advanced Search
- Genres
+ Action
+ Adult
+ Adventure
+ Animation
+ Anime
+ Classics
+ Comedies
+ Comic Books
+ Crime
  Criterion Collection
+ Cult
+ Documentary
+ Drama
+ Erotica
+ Espionage
  Experimental/Avant-Garde
+ Fantasy
+ Film Noir
+ Foreign
+ Gay & Lesbian
  HD (High Def)
+ Horror
+ Independent
+ Kids
+ Martial Arts
+ Music
+ Musicals
  Pre-Code
+ Quest
+ Science Fiction
  Serials
+ Silent
+ Sports
+ Suspense/Thriller
  Sword & Sandal
+ Television
+ War
+ Westerns


Half Nelson (2006)

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, more...
Director: Ryan Fleck, Ryan Fleck
    see all cast/crew...
Rating:
Studio: Sony Pictures
Genre: Drama, Coming of Age
Running Time: 107 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
    see additional details...

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 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. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

3 dimensional view of education by HNewman July 12, 2007 - 11:11 AM PDT
12345678910
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Wow! . . .Gosling is such a subtle actor. . . and the youngsters in the film especially were great too! Very 3 dimensional view of a teacher caught between the outmoded bureaucracy of the US educational system and his own demons. Ending was a bit predictable, but really what I was hoping for.




GreenCine Member Rating
12345678910

(Average 7.10)
94 Votes
add to list New List


Craig's Best of 2006
12345678910
From my Best Films (released in) 2006 list, those that are available on DVD. Honorable mention picks are listed here, too.
underdog

see all lists

about greencine · donations · refer a friend · support · help · genres
contact us · press room · privacy policy · terms · sitemap · affiliates · advertise

Copyright © 2005 GreenCine LLC. All rights reserved.
© 2006 All Media Guide, LLC. Portions of content provided by All Movie Guide®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC.