Though Dan is brilliant, dynamic, and in control in the classroom, he spends his time outside school on the edge of consciousness. His disappointments and disillusionment have led to a serious drug habit. He juggles his hangovers and his homework, keeping his lives separated, until one of his troubled students, Drey (Shareeka Epps), catches him getting high after school. An uncertain friendship between the two develops.
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Antoinette called this movie depressing.
In reality it is anything but.
It is a subtle, yet realistic portrayal of drug addiction and what it takes to change.
Half Nelson is simply one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen.
Not to mention it has great cinematography, outstanding acting, and a brilliant soundtrack.
All I can say is go see it. You wont be sorry.
After reading the positive write-ups incl the Oscar nomination, I thought I would give this movie a go. But it was depressing from start to finish and downhill all the way. Insightful? No. We all know that addictions create a sorry life and this movie just showed it the way it is.
this is really good. ive been waiting for this all year its taken forever to get here. i mean ryan was nominated at the oscars.... for best actor..why has this taken so long to screen? its really good and worth the wait. ryan gosling is terrific, the hottest actor around........go see it. just for him.