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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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Everly: You take a painting by a particular artist, a lesser known work of little value; you strip it and then paint a forgery of a more valuable work over it.
Joshua: Wow, I guess you have this thing down to a science.
Everly: Many paintings hanging in great museums are forgeries.
Joshua: Really? Like, even famous ones?
Everly: You better believe it.
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Written by Carina Round & Gary Go
Published by Carina Round Music/TCR Music Ltd.
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A talented young artist (Josh Hutcherson) gets roped into a forgery scheme after he is abandoned by his mother.
31 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I new nothing about this movie when I picked it up at a local Red Box. Judging by the cover, I expected a feel good romantic drama with all the excitement that young love and forgery schemes contain. I will say that I somewhat enjoyed this movie, but overall it was a disappointment. It was a B movie that I could easily imagine appearing on the Hallmark channel. It was predictable, cliché, and the characters were unrealistic. Also, for a movie staring as many talented people as it was, the acting came across as a bit lazy. It was not one of the better movies I've seen, but it certainly wasn't the worst. I give it 4 out of 10 stars.


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