Half Nelson (2006)

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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.




  • Shareeka Epps in Half Nelson (2006)
  • Anthony Mackie at an event for Half Nelson (2006)
  • Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson (2006)
  • Jay O. Sanders at an event for Half Nelson (2006)
  • Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson (2006)
  • Anthony Mackie at an event for Half Nelson (2006)

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15 August 2006 | eggowaffl-1
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If the strength of the medium of film is to relay meaning which cannot be expressed in words, then I don't think a review of this film on my part would be worth much. In the spirit of keeping things trite, let me just say I have seen quite a few films, quite a few classics, quite a few masterpieces, and frankly, none of them have moved me as much as this film did. How the BRILLIANT director/writers whom I'm sure we have not seen the last of, managed to weave together seamlessly political commentary, commentary on the nature of the modern family/relationships, existential struggles, racial tensions and ironies, and the very struggles with which we are born by simply being human, is beyond me. The end result was nothing short of a masterpiece. This movie will make you think, feel, and hope. Perfection projected.

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$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,983 13 August 2006

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