Rent Half Nelson (2006)

3.2 of 5 from 180 ratings
1h 42min
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Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is an inner city high school teacher. Dynamic and inspirational in the classroom, he spends his time outside of school on the edge of consciousness. His personal disappointments and disillusionment have led to a serious drug habit. Dan juggles his hangovers and his homework, keeping his lives separated, until one of his students, Drey (Shareeka Epps), catches him getting high after school. From this awkward begging, Dan and Drey stumble into an expected friendship. They are both at an important intersection. Depending on which way they turn, their lives are going to change.
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Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
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Run Time:
102 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Feature-length commentary with filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden
  • Fleck and Boden's Sundance award-winning short film 'Gowanus Brooklyn'
  • Exclusive interview with the filmmakers
  • Extended audience Q&A with Fleck and Boden at the Everyman Cinema, London
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Trailer
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
105 minutes

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Reviews (4) of Half Nelson

Great Drama - Half Nelson review by sb

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Very good urban drama with Gosling as the heart of gold teacher who seems to function normally but has a serious secret drug habit - one of his pupils (Epps) discovers this but keeps quiet and the two strike up a tentative frienship - her uncle is a dealer and tries to get her to join the business - forcing Gosling into direct action. What's interesting about it is that is non-judgemental - a junkie teacher would be an obvious target for moral panic but the film merely observes without drawing any conclusions - both leads work very together and Gosling shows even back then just what a superb actor he is - highly reccomended...

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Good US Indie. - Half Nelson review by Steve Mason

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A sincere, dedicated teacher serving poor kids in New York, is trying to help a troubled thirteen year old girl, when she discovers his heroin addiction, and the wreckage of his own personal life. Ryan Gosling and Shareeka Epps really make you care, despite the slightly contrived set up and the bleak themes.

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Gave up - Half Nelson review by NC

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One of those meandering american doom and gloom. No wonder thay have problems with teachers like this.........watched about half an hour and gave up. If love Ryan to bits may perservere...........

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