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Half Nelson
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7.3 IMDB rating

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Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Dan Dunne
Jeff Lima

Jeff Lima

Roodly
Nathan Corbett

Nathan Corbett

Terrance
Tyra Kwao-Vovo

Tyra Kwao-Vovo

Stacy
Rosemary Ledee

Rosemary Ledee

Gina
Bryce Silver

Bryce Silver

Bernard


Written by
Ryan Fleck

Ryan Fleck

(written by)
Anna Boden

Anna Boden

(written by)


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4 years 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

2 years, 8 months ago at Jul 9 7:48
1 vote
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?

6 years, 1 month ago at Jan 12 6:38
1 vote
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: 11 August 2006
Drama (21), Drugs (11), 2006 (10), 2000s (7), Society (7), Teacher (7), (6), Teens (6), High School (5), School (5), Usa (3), Dramas (2), Sort (2), Basketball (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Friends (2), Human (2), English (2), SnP (2), Rap Music (1)
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"Finally I saw the whole movie. In the past I only got the chance to see glimpses and parts. This movie was way too long on my waiting list for watching. Ryan Gosling was just breathtaking in every role I've seen him yet. Yes, sometimes more, sometimess less, but he's always damn authentic. And if that's not enough he's also very very (!) handsome. Something in his eyes always gets me. And I also loved him as this drug-addicted loser he played in Half Nelson. It was an impressing story of "


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"I've only seen the movie's second half on TV. Ryan Gosling was great again. He acts different in every single role and he always looks stunningly great. There will be definitely a review because I want to see the first half, too, but I even like it now. "


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" Note : Ryan Gosling was quite awesome and delivered a great performance earning a academy award nomination in the process. All in all, I thought it was such a sad and rather depressing movie but so spellbinding to watch. "


johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years, 8 months ago

A very good movie

“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 the first 5-10 minutes, you think you'll get another teacher-student flick, something between 'Entre les murs' and 'Dead Poet Society' but pretty quickly, you realize it is something completely different. Basically, it focuses on 3 characters (the teacher, the student, the drug dealer) and they are all portrayed with great sensitivity. I especially enjoyed the drug dealer played by Anthony Mackie” read more

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" I have to say that considering the set up for the film, I found the ending remarkably disappointing. Some great ideas are brought up and great situations that are filled with promise but... it sort of fell flat. Never quite seeming to stick with one idea or another. Not a terrible film, alas "The Class (Entre les Murs)" still remains my favorite contemporary class room drama."


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"Katsottu: 11.3.2012 Enpä vielä ole ehtinyt katsoa kaikkien kehumaa Driveä, mutta näin äkkiseltään voin todeta, Gosling on yksi lupaavimmista näyttelijöistä Amerikassa. Jätkä vain ei ole vielä saanut arvoistaan tunnustusta. Jo Half Nelsonin aikaan hän näytti, että mitä on tehdä pääosarooli, joka kannattelee koko elokuvaa. Gosling esittää renttumaista luokanopettajaa, joka siinä sivussa vetää huumeita. Muutenkin koko elämänhalunsa kadottanut jannu on mainio hahmo, kosk"


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RJ4 posted a review 3 years, 2 months ago

Gosling Shines

“Half Nelson looked like a interesting film. Everyone told me how great Ryan Gosling was, and he didn't dissapoint. He defiantly deserved the oscar nomination. The movie was pretty good, with an ending scene coming to soon. With some flaws here and there, it was a pretty good movie. Ryan Gosling was great in this, he was vulnerable, funny, and depressed at points. If you like Ryan Gosling, I would reccommend seeing him in this.” read more

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