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2006 3.0/5 R SuperHD 102 minutes

An improbable friendship between drug-addicted educator Dan Dunne and streetwise kid Drey may lead them to deliverance -- or destruction.

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Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie, Deborah Rush, Jay O. Sanders, Nicole Vicius, Denis O'Hare, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Starla Benford, Tina Holmes Directed by Ryan Fleck

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Awards
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Actor nominee 2007 Ryan Gosling
  • Nominee, Independent Spirit Awards - Best Feature nominee 2007
  • Winner, Independent Spirit Awards - Best Male Lead 2007 Ryan Gosling
  • Nominee, Independent Spirit Awards - Best Director nominee 2007 Ryan Fleck
  • Winner, Independent Spirit Awards - Best Female Lead 2007 Shareeka Epps
NYT Critics' Pick: In ‘Half Nelson,’ a Student Knows a Teacher’s Secret

In their beautiful bummer about the relationship between a white teacher (Ryan Gosling) and a black student (Shareeka Epps), the gifted young director Ryan Fleck and his writing partner Anna Boden offer a lament for the radical fires of the 1960's and a suggestion for life and politics after the New Left. — Manohla Dargis Read the review

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