Movie House Memories

Finding Forrester (2000)

Episode #132

Columbia Pictures Corporation released Finding Forrester on December 22, 2000. Gus Van Sant directed the film starring Sean Connery, Rob Brown, and F. Murray Abraham.

‘Finding Forrester’ Movie Summary

When a high school basketball player named Jamal Wallace scores exceptionally high on a statewide standardized exam, a prestigious prep school in Manhattan accepts him to attend their school. Eventually, this lead him to befriend a reclusive writer named William Forrester. As their unlikely friendship blossoms, William overcomes his reclusive tendencies and Jamal overcomes racial prejudices to pursue his dream of writing.

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Columbia Pictures Corporation released Finding Forrester to theaters on December 22, 2000. Gus Van Sant directed the film starring Sean Connery, Rob Brown, and F. Murray Abraham.

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5 years ago

Bobby are you a fan of Barton Fink and Adaptation? Great films about writers.

5 years ago
Reply to  Eddie

I remember watching Barton Fink when it came out on VHS and it was very good in a claustrophobic way. Adaptation is a good movie too but Cage can get on my nerves sometimes. A silly movie about screenwriting is Just Write w Jeremy Piven. It won’t win any awards, or even really that great of a movie, but one sequence that is a must-see for any aspiring screenwriter is the montage about 2/3 through where he sits down to write the script to the song, “Change” by Life In General. Makes me want to sit down and write every time. 🙂

5 years ago

this is the 2nd podcast where Patrick went off on an tangent on Elephant, surprised he hasn’t scheduled a podcast for it yet:)

Patrick Gard
5 years ago
Reply to  Eddie

I really like films that catch me off guard, and Elephant was just one of those films. Although I love the film, it wouldn’t make my top 100 list so it is out of Movie House Memories contention. It was on the schedule for the old Film House Hustlers podcast for awhile, but that Chris stopped that show and we never got around to it. Maybe some day on Movie House Concessions. I keep hoping for a Criterion, but I am sure there is little chance of that.

5 years ago
Reply to  Patrick Gard

I’m surprised it isn’t a criterIon. It seems like a perfect fit.

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