Detachment (2011)

“Detachment” is a 2011 drama film directed by Tony Kaye and starring Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, and James Caan. The movie tells the story of Henry Barthes (Brody), a substitute teacher who has a gift for connecting with troubled students but struggles to maintain meaningful relationships with the people in his personal life.

As Henry works at a struggling inner-city school, he forms bonds with several of his students, including a teenage prostitute named Erica (Sami Gayle) and a troubled girl named Meredith (Betty Kaye). At the same time, he struggles to cope with the deteriorating health of his grandfather (Louis Zorich) and the emotional distance between him and his father (Blythe Danner).

Throughout the film, Henry grapples with feelings of loneliness, disillusionment, and detachment. He is haunted by his troubled past and struggles to find meaning and purpose in his life. As he tries to make a difference in the lives of his students, he also confronts the harsh realities of the education system and the social issues that affect his students.

“Detachment” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its performances and emotional resonance, while others criticized its bleakness and heavy-handed message. The movie explores themes of loneliness, alienation, and the importance of human connection, and has been praised for its portrayal of the challenges faced by educators and the education system.

Duration: 98 min.

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