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Detachment (2012)

Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

9.0

movie

United States of America
English
Challenging, Dark, Depressing
2012
Tony Kaye
Adrien Brody, Betty Kaye, Blythe Danner
98 min

Synopsis

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A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.

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9.0
Andreas Eustathopoulos

A very poetic film by Tony Kaye (American History X) about an English Literature teacher (Adrien Brody – “The Pianist”) who only works as a substitute in schools which are located in very poor urban areas. The reason behind his choice is that he doesn’t want to bond too much with his students and colleagues because he is trying to control his dark emotions about life and the triviality of our existences (although it sounds depressing it is absolutely not). He also takes care of his last family connection, his grandfather, to whom he is very close and who lives in an elderly home. Unsurprisingly, their relationship is very emotional and deep. Every time you think about your existence, your place in the world, your interactions with other people; watch Detachment.

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Nicholas

Detachment was a decent film but I do not believe it should be categorized as a best film [BF]. Adrien Brody is excellent but still similar to his other film roles. In my opinion, there was nothing that separated this film to being a best film. I did enjoy the film and I thought the ending was perfect but still nothing special that stood out to me.

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