- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: Secrets don’t let go
- Genres: Drama
- Release Date: 2006-08-11
- Runtime: 107.0 min
- Budget: $0.7 million
- Revenue: $4.9 million
- Production Companies: Hunting Lane Films, Journeyman Pictures, Original Media, Silverwood Films, Traction Media
Cast & Crew
Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie, Jeff Lima, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Tina Holmes, Nathan Corbett, Tyra Kwao, Vovo, Rosemary Ledee, Tristan Mack Wilds, Bryce Silver, Kaela C. Pabon, Erica Rivera, Stephanie Bast, Eleanor Hutchins, Sebastian Sozzi, Karen Chilton, Starla Benford, Denis O’Hare, Deidre Goodwin, Collins Pennie, Deborah Rush, Jay O. Sanders, David Easton, Nicole Vicius, Raymond Anthony Thomas, Ron Cephas Jones, Christopher Williamson, Leslie Eva Glaser, Sharon Washington, Matt Kerr, Adepero Oduye, Thaddeus Daniels, Susan Kerner, Stanton Davis, Katie Nehra, Steve Kursh
Synopsis – What to Expect from “Half Nelson”
Half Nelson is a 2006 American drama film directed by Ryan Fleck and written by Fleck and Anna Boden. The film stars Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, and Anthony Mackie.
The film is set in Brooklyn, New York, and follows the story of Dan Dunne (Gosling), a young and idealistic teacher at a local middle school. Despite his enthusiasm and dedication to his students, Dan struggles with a serious drug addiction. When one of his students, Drey (Epps), discovers his secret, she becomes a confidante and friend to him.
The film follows Dan and Drey’s relationship as they both struggle to overcome their respective demons. Dan’s addiction leads him to make increasingly desperate and dangerous decisions, while Drey is forced to confront the harsh realities of her life. As their friendship grows, the two must ultimately make a choice between their own personal problems and the needs of the people around them.
The film is a powerful and heartbreaking exploration of addiction, poverty, and friendship. It is a story of hope and redemption, and ultimately of two people trying to do the right thing in a world that often doesn’t make it easy.
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