• Finding Forrester (2000)

Finding Forrester

Release Date: December 19th, 2000

DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2001

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

Production Co: Columbia Pictures, Laurence Mark Productions, Fountainbridge Films

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Growing up, 2000s, Engaging, Inspiring, Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The scenes between the old man and the teenager are at the heart of the movie, and it's a pleasure to watch the rapport between Connery, in his 50th year of acting, and Brown, in his first role. show more

  • 88
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    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

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    It's rare to see a movie that takes such joy in the power of words, not to create lofty works of art but to effect the simple, necessary translation of what's in one's heart and mind.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting

Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau...

Stream Online
Antwone Fisher
Antwone Fisher

The touching story of a sailor (Derek Luke) who, prone to violent outbursts, is sent to a naval psychiatrist (Denzel Washington) for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks...

Stream Online

When a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who quickly falls in love with...

Stream Online