Half Nelson is a 2006 American drama film directed by Ryan Fleck and written by Fleck and Anna Boden. The film stars Ryan Gosling as Dan Dunne, a middle school teacher who is addicted to crack cocaine, and Shareeka Epps as Drey, one of his students who discovers his addiction.
The film explores the relationship between Dan and Drey as they navigate their personal struggles and try to help each other. While Dan tries to overcome his addiction and deal with his complicated relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Drey deals with the challenges of growing up in a tough Brooklyn neighborhood.
The film received critical acclaim for its powerful performances and realistic portrayal of addiction and urban life. Gosling’s performance was particularly praised, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
Overall, Half Nelson is a thought-provoking and emotionally charged film that tackles important issues and sheds light on the complexities of human relationships.
Duration: 106 min.