Friday, November 12, 2010

Half Nelson

Now and then there are some actors that you wouldn't imagine as Oscar nominees, particularly from their line of work. But once you see the performance that got them an Oscar nod, you view them differently.

Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a history teacher who has a serious drug addiction. Drey (Shareeka Epps), one of his students, finds out about it. The two form an unlikely friendship.

Gosling gives an outstanding performance (a far cry from The Notebook, don't you think?), but apart from that there isn't really much else. It felt bland to me. It wasn't enough for me to really like, I can tell you that. But it's still worth a look.

My Rating: ****


  1. Quite liked the movie, gave it a 7.

  2. Gosling is actually an outstanding actor. You should check out Lars and the Real Girl if you haven't already.

  3. Lars and the Real Girl is Gosling's best film by a long shot! Blew me away. As for this film, I felt this movie was bland as well.

  4. It was Gosling alone who made The Notebook remotely bareable...can't wait for Blue Valentine


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