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The Forger (2012)

 -  Drama  -  3 July 2012 (USA)
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A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community.

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Joshua, a teenager with a drugged-out mother on the run, wanders into the affluent community of Carmel, California. After getting himself into trouble, the authorities try to track down his mother. But in the meantime, a successful artist/businessman offers to take in Joshua and let him have a chance at a good life. His motives are questionable considering his line of business and how he plans to use Joshua's artistic talents, but Joshua has met a girl and he's not sure if the money is worth selling off his morals. Written by napierslogs

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Love by design, Friendship by paint, Death by brush

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some fighting | See all certifications »

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When Everly Campbell and Bernie are in the basement talking about Joshua doing the forged painting a crew member wearing a headset is reflected in the glass cabinet behind the two men. See more »

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Joshua: Man, you got a mean left hook.
Ryan: Ooo. Sorry about that. Hey, you know, your shots were pretty good, too. I was feelin' that the next day.
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Performed by Jackie McLean
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Film about belonging & its impostors
22 July 2012 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Anyone who's felt out of anyplace safe in their lives will relate to this movie.

Many who have no clue about the subject matter (abandonment, talent with zero outlet or nurturing) will themselves be lost and clueless.

When you're lost most will try and use you for whatever they see of value to them in you. Even those who see something worth helping along will not be perfect; to the lost, any flaw will be magnified. They will see a forgery, as so much of their own lives seems like a bad knockoff.

This film gives you some sense of that, with broken dream being the cracks that's all you see ahead. Maybe between those a true light shines through that's worth believing in.

We should all be so lucky.

Molina, Bacall & Hutscherson are terrific.


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