Finding Forrester

Finding Forrester

DVD - 2001
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Jamal Wallace is a talented 16-year old basketball player in New York City whose secret passion is writing. William Forrester is a reclusive Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who never gave the world a second novel. After an accidental meeting, Forrester becomes Jamal's unlikely mentor, providing guidance to help the young man's exceptional skills.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, c2001.
ISBN: 9780767861434
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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Aug 07, 2017

A slow start that picks up steam with a surprisingly authentic story. What could have been "bitter old white man" redeemed by "black street kid" is not what happens. They both polish and burnish each other, leading to a quietly successful next step. Spot-on depiction of upper middle class private schools; Anna Paquin does a good job of awkward challenge as the white schoolmate who's attracted to him.

Feb 27, 2016

I hoped for "very good" but got REALLY GOOD. Rob Brown delivered character Jamal with depth. Per liner notes, Connery contributed script changes that I liked.
And watch for this surprising line: I live here.

Nov 04, 2015

Well worth watching. I hope JD Salinger had a chance to watch the movie before he passed away. That would have been cool.

May 05, 2011

SO GOOD! The story is a nice inspiring story about a black kid from the Bronx and an author who has been in "hiding" since the publishing of his first novel- the greatest of the 2oth century, Avalon Landing.

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