Half Nelson Synopsis
A teacher struggles with drug addiction while trying to help a girl from a broken home.
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By ckcusa
A very deliberately-crafted story which nonetheless succeeds in drawing two believable and sympathetic characters: an idealistic inner-city high school teacher with a drug problem, and a 13-year-old...

"Half Nelson" is genuine and full of realistic triumphs and struggles of inner-city life.

By Dominic LeRose
If students not only wondered, but found out what their teachers were up to when they finished teaching them for the day, I bet you that students would show more respect for teachers. No film has ever...

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Rated R | For drug content throughout, language and some sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Indie inner-city drama with drug-addict teacher.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF