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Movie Review: 'Finding Forrester'

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Finding Forrester

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
136 minutes
performer:
Robert Brown, Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin
director:
Gus Van Sant
Producers:
Columbia Pictures, Laurence Mark Productions
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Mike Rich
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

On the one hand, this story about the relationship between a famous, reclusive writer in need of humanizing and a young genius in need of direction is highly unoriginal, especially coming from Gus Van Sant after Good Will Hunting. On the other hand, there are stirring moments of student-teacher chemistry between Sean Connery, acting like he’s laird of the Bronx, and Rob Brown, whose natural, poised performance offsets Connery’s moments of HOO-ahhh. B-