Netflix nightcap: Half Nelson

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Ryan Gosling picks really great material to work with. His work in 2006’s Half Nelson was amazing and a really good preview of the work he would do over the next 6 years.

Half Nelson is the story of a drug addict 8th grade history teacher who makes an unlikely friendship with Drey, one of his students, after she catches him smoking some crack in the girls locker room at school. The movie isn’t predictable and captures the life and story of an addict without a bunch of overplayed stereotypes. Definitely a worthwhile flick.

Thumbs up Ryan G.