Half Nelson

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"Secrets don't let go"
  • R
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 7.2  (85,757)
  • 85

Half Nelson is a drama film that was first released in 2006. Half Nelson involves an inner-city middle school teacher who happens to have a serious drug problem. The teacher covers up his drug problem and the reasons why he became an addict in the first place. However, things start to change for the man when one of his students discovers his drug problem, and he is forced to become friends with him. This eventually results in the teacher taking a look at his life, and him discovering truths about his students that he had never realized before. Half Nelson was written and directed by Ryan Fleck. It was also co-written with the help of Anna Boden. The drug addicted teacher is played by Ryan Gosling, and the student is played by Anthony Mackie. Shareeka Epps is also featured in the movie. Ryan Gosling was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film.

Half Nelson
Half Nelson
Half Nelson

Trailer - 2 min 18 sec

Half Nelson Scene: On Slide
Half Nelson Scene: On Slide

Clip - 56 sec

Half Nelson Scene: Turning Point
Half Nelson Scene: Turning Point

Clip - 1 min 6 sec

Half Nelson Scene: Chicken Walk
Half Nelson Scene: Chicken Walk

Clip - 1 min 16 sec

Half Nelson Scene: Jokes
Half Nelson Scene: Jokes

Clip - 1 min 3 sec

Description
Half Nelson is a drama film that was first released in 2006. Half Nelson involves an inner-city middle school teacher who happens to have a serious drug problem. The teacher covers up his drug problem and the reasons why he became an addict in the first place. However, things start to change for the man when one of his students discovers his drug problem, and he is forced to become friends with him. This eventually results in the teacher taking a look at his life, and him discovering truths about his students that he had never realized before.

Half Nelson was written and directed by Ryan Fleck. It was also co-written with the help of Anna Boden. The drug addicted teacher is played by Ryan Gosling, and the student is played by Anthony Mackie. Shareeka Epps is also featured in the movie. Ryan Gosling was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film.

Half Nelson is a 2006 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 85.

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  • Release Date
    2006
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 46 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (85,757)
  • Metascore
    85