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Half Nelson
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Ryan Gosling Ryan Gosling
Dan Dunne
Jeff Lima Jeff Lima
Nathan Corbett Nathan Corbett
Tyra Kwao-Vovo Tyra Kwao-Vovo
Rosemary Ledee Rosemary Ledee
Bryce Silver Bryce Silver

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Ryan Fleck Ryan Fleck
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Anna Boden Anna Boden
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5 years, 7 months ago at Feb 10 4:14
5 votes
Excellent the filming of the movie, with the (legitimate) insistence on close-up and a great soundtrack from Broken Social Scene, who left the band to emerge and breathe. The leading pair are flawless and Ryan Gosling proves sufficiently charming. The Academy was a pleasant surprise, including the young actor nominations for the Oscar for Best Actor. The only objection the final sequence, which is... read more

A very good movie

4 years, 2 months ago at Jul 9 7:48
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2011 was definitely Ryan Gosling's year but this guy has actually been around for a decade and it was about time he got the recognition he deserved. Way before that, in 2006, he made this forgotten and underrated gem and I was really eager to check it out. The interesting thing with this flick is that, on a paper, it sounds rather shabby but the execution is just nothing short of brilliant. During... read more

What brings change?

7 years, 8 months ago at Jan 12 6:38
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The interaction of the opposite forces. Black and White, men and women, young and adults, and what else? We all have different strengths.
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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.
Release date: 22 September 2006
Tags: Drama (21), 2006 (11), Drugs (11), Teacher (7), 2000s (7), Society (7), Teens (6), (6), High School (5), School (5), Usa (3), Dramas (2), SnP (2), Basketball (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Sort (2), Human (2), Friends (2), English (2), Toilet (1)
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