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Finding Forrester

PG-13| 2 hr. 13 min.

Plot Summary
A unique relationship develops between an eccentric, reclusive novelist and a young, amazingly gifted scholar-athlete. After the novelist discovers that the young athlete is also an excellent writer and secretly takes him on as his protégé, they develop an unlikely friendship. As they learn more about each other, they learn more about themselves, and ultimately, with the help of his new mentor, the basketball star must choose the right path.

Cast: Sean Connery , Rob Brown , F. Murray Abraham , Anna Paquin , Busta Rhymes , April Grace , Michael Pitt , Michael Nouri

Director: Gus Van Sant

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Finding Forrester (2000)

Release Date: December 19th, 2000|2 hr. 13 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • The ending leans to soap opera, but Van Sant, revisiting the closet-genius theme of "Good Will Hunting" is too keen an observer of character to let this funny and touching film go soft. show more

  • A rewarding exploration of the knotty and often contentious relationship between teacher and protege. show more

  • Written, acted and directed so intelligently that it stands out from the pack, and is guaranteed to give you the warm glow of holiday movies past -- the kind that celebrated faith in human potential and the value of hard work. show more

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  • June 11, 2013 Sharon Lyn
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    I have seen this film 36 times. I guess I have to say it is my favorite film. It is a story of trust, confidence, pride, authorship, and most of all, friendship. The acting by Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham and Matt Damon is organic! I just love this film!

  • November 20, 2011 swood678
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    Excellent story and cast. Highly recommended

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