R | | Drama
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.
The Dan Dunne character was originally written to be in his mid-thirties. However, the filmmakers changed this to accommodate Ryan Gosling's age. Gosling was 25 years old at the time of filming.
Look, you don't really see other kids coming up to my car, Drey, to talk to me it's uh- I'm your teacher, not your friend. Why don't you go play with other kids your own age? I'm just trying to be alone.
Drey: Then be alone, then, asshole.
$53,983 (USA) (13 August 2006)
$2,694,973 (USA) (10 December 2006)
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