Half Nelson

Movie • 2006 • Drama  

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Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a startling discovery of his secret life, causing a tenuous bond between the two that could either end disastrously or provide a catalyst of hope.
This movie contains 8 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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psychadelicpunk
Almost, she punches him in the mouth though to make him stop
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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CatSeer
There is a scene where the protagonist dances with his 13 year old student. He starts it off in a cute and innocent way, and then pulls her close to him in a "grinding" position. It's implied by the movie that she felt uncomfortable and left because of him, getting a ride home from a drug dealer she also didn't feel safe with. The protagonist's actions aren't explicitly condemned by anyone.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
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ZoyaShrew
His cat dies, from unknown or natural causes. He calls the cat to eat, and finds the car passed away.
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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RachelBowles
Dan (Ryan Gosling) turns up at wasted at Isabel's house (Monique Gabriela Curnen), his colleague/lover. She lets him in and he proceeds to sexually assault her. He forces kisses whilst holding her as she struggles, he then pins her to the couch and rips her top off. She eventually breaks free by hitting him, splitting his lip, and manages to get away. He makes a "comical" apology to her through the bathroom door where she is hiding then leaves. She is never heard from again and there are zero consequences for this sexual assault beyond the split lip.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Family
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Does someone cheat?
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Fear
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Gross
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Medical
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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KristenC
This whole movie is shot on handheld, so almost every shot is a little unsteady. Nothing over the top motion sickness shakey, though.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
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Does the black guy die first?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Sex
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Vehicular
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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