Finding ForresterClosed Captioning
Gus Van Sant
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Jamal Wallace (Robert Brown) is an inner-city kid from the Bronx who has an aptness at basketball and a genius at writing. While always a C student, Jamal comes to the attention of a prestigious New York prep school when he scores highly on his standardized tests. While Jamal is given a heavy load at his new school, both he and the school know that the real reason they took him on is for his prowess on the court. Befriended by fellow student Claire (Anna Paquin) and helped along by Pulitzer-prize winning author and recluse William Forrester (Sean Connery), Jamal pursues his dreams both on and off the court while overcoming obstacles placed by his bitter literature teacher. As Jamal is shaped by Forrester, he finds that he is changing the old writer as well, forcing him to confront his past...and his future.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 124
- Fresh: 91
- Rotten: 33
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: When the movie conveys the light in a student's eyes, and those of his teacher, at the moment when knowledge has been shared, it's a story that can never be told often enough.
Fresh: Funny and touching.
Rotten: A conventional stew of overblown, bogus emotion and rigged catharsis.
Fresh: A rare find.
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One of my top favorite movies
This is simply a great movie to have in your personal collection. I highly recommend it and you'll see great performances from everyone involved. Download and enjoy.
A Spell-binding movie for all ages.
A Great movie from a Great director. A movie of coming of age and the unknown future that lies ahead. Love the performances by all the cast. Highly recommand it, TWO THUMBS UP.