Movie Review: 'Finding Forrester' | EW.com

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Finding Forrester 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...Finding ForresterDramaPT136MPG-13 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...2001-01-19F. Murray AbrahamAnna PaquinF. Murray Abraham, Anna PaquinColumbia Pictures
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Finding Forrester

Genre: Drama; Starring: Robert Brown, Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin; Director: Gus Van Sant; Author: Mike Rich; Producer (group): Columbia Pictures, Laurence Mark Productions; Runtime (in minutes): 136; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

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-

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