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Half Nelson

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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A high school teacher with a drug habit finds a friendship in an unlikely source - one of his troubled students. Will their relationship help them or harm them?
Title: Half nelson
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Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2006
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1424845173
Summary: A high school teacher with a drug habit finds a friendship in an unlikely source - one of his troubled students. Will their relationship help them or harm them?
Audience: MPAA rating R for drug content throughout, language and some sexuality
Awards & Distinctions: Deauville Film Festival, 2006: Jury Special Prize (Ryan Fleck); Revelations Prize (Ryan Fleck)
Local Note: 27.00 R 2006 107 min. CC (c.1-3 2/07)
ISBN: 9781424845170
Branch Call Number: DVD F Hal
Statement of Responsibility: Hunting Lane Films ; Silverwood Films ; Journeyman Pictures ; Original Media ; Traction Media ; produced by Anna Boden, Lynette Howell, Rosanne Korenberg, Alex Orlovsky, Jamie Patricof ; writers, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck ; directed by Ryan Fleck
Current Frequency: v
Organization of Materials: d
Credits: Director of photography, Andrij Parekh ; editor, Anna Boden ; music, Broken-Social-Scene ; costume designer, Erin Benach ; production designer, Beth Mickle.
Performers: Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Karen Chilton, Tina Homes, Collins Pennie, Deborah Rush, Jay O. Sanders, Bryce Silver, Sebastian Sozzi, Nicole Vicius, Tristan Wilds.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Other Language: Closed-captioned; English or Spanish dialogue
Subject Headings: Films for the hearing impaired Melodrama, American Feature films Friendship Drama Problem youth Drama Drug addiction Drama Teacher-student relationships Drama High school teachers Drama
Topical Term: Films for the hearing impaired
Melodrama, American
Feature films
Friendship
Problem youth
Drug addiction
Teacher-student relationships
High school teachers
Publisher No: 17859
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Aug 23, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Feb 11, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This movie was a disappoint with all the good reviews it got. This movie is basically about the day in the life of a drug addict teacher. Nothing really big here.

Nov 02, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really liked this movie and Ryan Gosling is great, but I'm not sure why it's not called "My Teacher Smokes Crack."

Jun 18, 2012
  • VRMurphy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Excellent acting and writing, but a depressing story.

May 03, 2012
  • milulu rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Acting was great but the movie is a bit boring at times.

Dec 15, 2011
  • smfilm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A modern masterpiece.

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good movie, especially considering it was shot in 23 days. If you like darker movies, then this one is for you. Great acting, and a great script make this a must see.

Mar 05, 2010
  • redwallflower rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

While stories of teachers having an impact on troubled teenagers are plenty, it was a nice change to see the teacher in a vulnerable position as well.

I'd recommend this film to others.

Apr 26, 2009
  • Cabby rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ryan Gosling nominated for best actor Oscar.

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

Apr 18, 2009
  • zorg rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

zorg thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Apr 18, 2009
  • zorg rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very talented young teacher, also a cocaine addict becomes friends with one of his students, who happens to be the person who is dealing the cocaine.
It is up to her to feed his addiction, get money for her struggling family, or do what she knows will be best for her friend.

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Dan: Change moves in spirals, not circles. For example, the sun goes up and then it goes down. But every time that happens, what do you get? You get a new day. You get a new one. When you breathe, you inhale and you exhale, but every single time that you do that you're a little bit different then the one before. We're always changing. And its important to know that there are some changes you can't control and that there are others you can.

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Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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