Half Nelson (2006) (SC)
Release Date: February 13, 2007.
"Half Nelson marks the emergence of a promising new filmmaking voice and offers further evidence that Mr. Gosling is among the most exciting actors of his generation." Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.
Ryan Gosling (The Notebook) stars as Dan Dunne, a young teacher whose edgy yet brilliant approach to history inspires his inner city students to think for themselves. But outside the classroom, Dan's life is spiraling out of control. Wrestling with inner demons and nursing a serious drug habit, Dan finally hits rock bottom - witnessed by one of his troubled students Drey (Shareeka Epps). With an unlikely friendship built on a shared secret, Dan tries to steer her away from a small time drug dealer (Anthony Mackie). But no matter which way they turn to survive, their lives will change forever. -- (C) Sony Pictures, 2006, USA.
Starring Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie, Deborah Rush, Jay O. Sanders, Nicole Vicius, Denis O'Hare, Tina Holmes.
Directed by Ryan Fleck.
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