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Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  12 January 2001 (USA)
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A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

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Because of scoring exceptionally high on a statewide standardized exam and being an exceptionally good basketball player Jamal Wallace is sent to a prestigious prep school in Manhattan. He soon befriends the reclusive writer, William Forrester. The friendship leads William to overcome his reclusiveness and for Jamal to overcome the racial prejudices and pursue his true dream - writing. Written by the chan man

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In an ordinary place, he found the one person to make his life extraordinary.

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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12 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Descubriendo a Forrester  »

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$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£381,822 (UK) (23 February 2001)

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ESP 283,653,614 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Jamal: I was wondering if I could bring you more of my stuff. Or maybe I could write something else.
Forrester: How about 5,000 words on why you should stay the fuck out of my house!
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Some will call it "Good Will Forrester"; but it isn't
12 December 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Comparisons will be made since Gus Van Sant directed both. As there are similarities, there are also differences. I found that the main characters are dealing with social issues that are more specific to the world today. In Hunting it was more specific to the characters. Forrester's main characters stakes are more obvious where I thought in Hunting there were more subtleties. Van Sant does an effective job at showing the different worlds at stake. How New York is a Tale of Two Cities. This is the kind of movie that should be shown in schools. I believe there is social benefit to be gained. We are also introduced to a new actor that Van Sant discovered. I think people will be amazed at how he naturally plays the part and opposite Connery's Forrester. I'm sure you will enjoy it; just try not to compare it too much. Though, there is an obvious reason when you watch it.


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