over 1 year
the great Sean Connery.
Crappy version of Good Will Hunting by the same director
over 5 years
Fantastic performance by Connery.
Finding Forrester is a 2000 American drama film written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant. A black American teenager, Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown), is invited into a prestigious private high school. By chance, Jamal befriends a reclusive writer, William Forrester (Sean Connery), through whom he refines his natural talent for writing and comes to terms with his identity. Anna Paquin, F. Murray Abraham, Michael Pitt, April Grace and Busta Rhymes star in supporting roles. Connery also served as one of the film's producers. The premise of Forrester being an author who gains world fame from a hugely popular book but then stops publishing to retreat into a reclusive life has strong similarities to J. D. Salinger's career.
A particular line that Connery's character utters, "You're the man now, dog", was the inspiration for the Internet memetic site YTMND.com.
The film opens with 16-year-old Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown) sleeping in his bedroom, which is stacked with books, and then...