A teacher battles with drug addiction as he tries to shape society’s young minds. He is soon discovered by a student and the two strike up a friendship that might save the teacher or destroy the kid.
Ryan Gosling is amazing here too. I’m surprised he didn’t win the Oscar for this performance, it’s quite good. The supporting cast was good too, especially Shareeka Epps, but Ryan Gosling was really good. It’s definitely a movie you need to see once, just for the performances and the subject matter of the film.
The story is fine, but the execution could have been better, the story is quite slow-moving. I kept checking the time because it felt like an hour occurred in 30 minutes of film.