Finding Forrester Poster

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

  • 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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