Starring: Adrien Brody, Sami Gayle, Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner
Directed by: Tony Kaye
The plot: When a member of staff at a Long Island school is waylaid, Principal Carol Dearden drafts in supply teacher Henry Barthes to take control of the class until the end of term. He stands his ground against the unruly students and inspires one girl to nurture her artistic talents. Henry's focus changes when he runs into teenage prostitute Erica and offers her a place to stay for the night. A strange friendship develops between the educator and the working girl.
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"Incredible performances from the cast, but Detachment is perhaps just too pretentiously depressing for its own good."
"It's impossible to take his didactic diatribe as seriously as it takes itself."
The Hollywood Reporter
"Harrowing depiction of the American educational system features a superb performance by Adrien Brody."