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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Half Nelson

Ryan Gosling as a basehead eighth grade teacher? it actually worked pretty well in Ryan Flecks newest film, Half Nelson. dark and depressing at some points, uplifting at others, this picture moves very well and is told with a natural fluidity (i could have been bored many times but i wasn't really thinking about it). I enjoy watching Ryan Gosling (even his early work in the RL Stine classic "Goosebumps"). so far he's tackled many different roles (a nazi, a southerner, a young hercules) and he's managed to convince me in each one. Although the subject matter is hard to handle, this is one of the fall movies to catch.


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