Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Detachment is a chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher named Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment. A perfect profession for one seeking to hide out in the open. One day Henry arrives at his next assignment. Upon his entry into this particular school, a secret world of emotion is awakened within him by three women. A girl named Meredith in his first period. A fellow teacher Ms. Madison, and a street hooker named Erica, whom Henry has personally granted brief shelter from the streets. Each one of these women, like Henry, are in a life and death struggle to find beauty in a seemingly vicious and loveless world."

Overall Ranking: 377 (Rank from 2011: # 11)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Adrien Brody (Henry Barthes)
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Principal Carol Dearden)
  • James Caan (Mr. Charles Seaboldt)
  • Christina Hendricks (Ms. Sarah Madison)
  • Lucy Liu (Dr. Parker)
  • Blythe Danner (Ms. Perkins)
  • Tim Blake Nelson (Mr. Wiatt)
  • William Petersen (Mr. Sarge Kepler)
  • Sami Gayle (Erica)
  • Bryan Cranston (Richard Dearden)
  • William Petersen (Mr. Sarge Kepler)
  • Celia Au (Ellen (as Sze Ming Au))
  • Louis Zorich (Grampa)
  • Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Mr. Mathias)
  • Patricia Rae (Ms. Estrada)
  • Tony Kaye (Director)