Finding Forrester PG-13

In an ordinary place, he found the one person to make his life extraordinary.
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item number:  XMLCR 53407D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 17, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Produced by , &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by &

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"You're the man now, Dawg!"
  - William Forrester (Sean Connery)

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh74%

Total Count: 127


User Ratings: 81,983
...Brown's starmaking turn is the film's heart and soul...
Total Film
Mar 1, 2001
Doesn't fully live up to all the expectations but is still enjoyable. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Apr 29, 2009
Rating: 4/5 -- Funny and touching.
Rolling Stone
Feb 6, 2001
Rating: 2.5/4 -- An anti-intellectual film about the intellectual life.
Globe and Mail
Mar 19, 2002
The leaden screenplay can be fingered for many of the film's faults. But what happened to the off-kilter film-maker last seen at work in To Die For? Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
...It's a pleasure to watch the rapport between Connery, in his 50th year of acting, and Brown, in his first role...
Chicago Sun-Times
Dec 22, 2000
Rating: 4/5 -- Quality characters, solid film; OK for ages 14+. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 24, 2010

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In an ordinary place, he found the one person to make his life extraordinary. Academy Award-winner Sean Connery (1987, The Untouchables) stars in this powerful and unforgettable drama from acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk). With a strong cast including Academy Award-winners F. Murray Abraham (1984, Amadeus) and Anna Paquin (1993 The Piano), the film also features rap music superstar Busta Rhymes (Shaft) and an incredible performance from talented newcomer Rob Brown. Jamal Wallace (Brown) is a talented 16-year-old basketball player in New York City whose secret passion is writing. William Forrester (Connery) 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 develop the young man's exceptional skills. Soon, Forrester's harsh view of the world begins to change as both men learn lessons from each other about life - and the importance of friendship.

Product Description:

Director Gus Van Sant brings to the screen this moving story of a grizzled recluse and an inner-city teenager brought together by their shared passion for writing. Like Van Sant's Oscar-nominated GOOD WILL HUNTING, FINDING FORRESTER earnestly explores the struggles of a youthful genius whose position in society (underprivileged kid from the wrong side of the tracks) makes him seem destined for failure until he forms a relationship with a gifted but introverted mentor who helps him see the light.The youthful genius is a talented urban basketball player named Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown), who in his spare time reads everything he can get his hands on, secretly scribbling prose and poetry into a composition pad. The introverted mentor is William Forrester (Sean Connery), who took the literary world by storm with his debut novel, AVALON RISING, 50 years earlier but now spends whole days shut inside his Bronx apartment looking out the window onto a basketball court where Jamal hangs out. Buoyed by excellent performances from Connery and newcomer Brown, FINDING FORRESTER paints a compelling, alluring portrait of friendship while offering intriguing insights into the heart and soul of the dedicated writer.


Production Notes:

  • Rob Brown was named Best Male Newcomer by the Las Vegas Film Critics Society for his performance in FINDING FORRESTER.
  • Theatrical release: December 6, 2000 (NY/LA).
    December 25, 2000 (major U.S. cities).
    January 12, 2001 (wide release).

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