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"Half Nelson" ***1/2 (out of four): Difficult tale of the bond that forms between a drug-addicted teacher and one of his young charges features brutally honest performances from Ryan Gosling and newcomer Shareeka Epps.

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Ryan Gosling has been an actor to watch ever since he played a Jewish neo-Nazi in 2001’s fierce “The Believer”. After floundering a bit in films like “Murder By Numbers” and “Stay” – and a rather turgid detour into “The Notebook” – the actor finally finds a worthy follow-up role as Daniel Dunne, a junior high history teacher with a vicious drug habit in the indie stunner “Half Nelson”.

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