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Director Tony Kaye's (American History X) long-awaited film DETACHMENT stars Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist, Splice) as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher who conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywhere long enough to form a bond with either his students or colleagues. A lost soul grappling with a troubled past, Henry finds himself at a public school where an apathetic student body has created a frustrated, burned-out administration. Inadvertently becoming a role model to his students, while also bonding with a runaway teen who is just as lost as he is, Henry finds that he's not alone in a life-and-death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world.
Detachment is an independent drama that follows the life of the substitute teacher, Henry Barthes, for a few days while he works at a high school for the students that get kicked... Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Sophie Wordehoff
A hard movie to watch because it is so close to reality. Well done.Published 11 days ago by Jennifer Sherwood
Brilliant acting, but for me, the story line was not engaging. This movie also made me feel very sad about people and life in general-- not an inspiring movie for me.Published 1 month ago by Ariel
As a former writing instructor for developmental students, I was interested in this film about inner city teachers struggling with rebellious students. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. W. MILLER
Watch this movie!
If you've ever had a teacher or adult that connected with you when you needed it,
or if you've been that adult trying to be there for a kid,
this... Read more
No one knows all the answers, but so many of us never ask the questions. This film asks, no it begs you to go along for a punch in the guts ride. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RalphB
I loved the little blackboard animations, which gave little lifts to the seriousness of each scene.
Henry was a strong man, with deep emotion and feeling for others,... Read more