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Half Nelson 2006

  • Ryan Fleck
  • August 11, 2006
  • 107 mins
  • English
  • Drama
Secrets don't let go.
Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a startling discovery of his secret life, causing a tenuous bond between the two that could either end disastrously or provide a catalyst of hope.


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Realistic and emotional. Follows the life of Dan Dunne a history teacher, very well played by Rayn Gosling, an unhappy man who doesn't care about anything more unless his drugs addiction. We can see him struggle everyday against drugs and throughout the film his addiction seems to get worse and he just can't control it anymore.
Shareeka Epps is also great in this film, she plays Drey, one of Dan's student. Both started a friendship beyond school, a friendship that started because of a secret. We definitely feel the chemistry between them.
You can find a lot of positive messages in this film.

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Loved it. Just the right pace and an amazingly well told story. This film really should get more praise than it does.

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