I popped into the FOPP in covent garden today and stumbled upon a few copies of the Special Edition of Half Nelson (including extra features and two collector art cards) priced at just £3. Understandably, this deal will not be for everyone because FOPP only have 8 stores in the UK.
HALF NELSON (2006)
Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is an inner city high school teacher. Dynamic and inspirational in the classroom, he spends his time outside of school on the edge of conciousness. His personal disappointments and disillusionment have led to a serious drug habit. Dan juggles his hangovers and his homework, keeping his lives seperated, until one of his students, Drey (Shareeka Epps), catches him getting high after school. From this awkward beginning, Dan and Drey stumble into an unexpected friendship. They are both at an important intersection. Depending on which way they turn, their lives are going to change.
Nominated for 1 Academy Award - Best Actor (Ryan Gosling)
7.5/10 on IMDB.com
90% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes
best online price - £5.98 @ Amazon