“Sugar” is the second movie from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the pair who wrote and directed “Half Nelson,” which earned Ryan Gosling an Oscar nomination two years ago. That movie was nothing short of a friggin’ miracle, a loosely plotted tale of a talented, crack-addicted middle school teacher and the student he befriends after she catches him getting high in a bathroom stall. The movie played like a goddamned poem and blossomed into an enjoyably somber buddy flick. Plus, it has ridiculously engaging scenes — thanks mostly to Gosling — that crack through the movie’s narrative spine and burn the hair off your face. Continue reading ‘TRAILER REVIEW: ‘Sugar’’
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