Detachment is a drama about a teacher who has some problems of his own, but comes to find out that his students and even his fellow teachers and administrators have problems as well. Adrien Brody plays the main character, and I am eager to see if this film will bring him back into the spotlight. He really does have some great acting chops, but no film since The Pianist has led him to critical acclaim like that one. This film looks to be an emotional one with a fantastic cast as well as some new faces. The trailer is pretty good, and it is a film I would definitely like to see. Along with Adrien Brody, the film stars Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Betty Kaye, Sami Gayle, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, and James Caan. Tony Kaye (American History X) directed the film.
“Director Tony Kaye’s (AMERICAN HISTORY X) long-awaited film DETACHMENT stars Academy Award(R) winner Adrien Brody 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. In finding an emotional connection to the students but also to fellow teachers and a runaway teen, he finds that he’s not alone in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world. Kaye has molded a contemporary vision of people who become increasingly distant from others while still feeling the need to connect. DETACHMENT features a stellar ensemble cast, including Academy Award(R) winner Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks, William Petersen, Bryan Cranston, Tim Blake Nelson, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, Academy Award(R) nominees James Caan, and newcomers Sami Gayle and Betty Kaye.”
Detachment is available on iTunes on February 24, 2012 and will be in theatres March 16, 2012.