Finding Forrester

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Finding Forrester ★★ 2000 (PG-13)

Underprivileged kid (Brown) from the Bronx, who has smarts and basketball skills, wins a scholarship to an Upper East Side prep school where he's befriended by wealthy classmate Paquin and eccentric writer Connery. Predictable, cloying script almost undermines excellent performances by Connery and newcomer Brown. The only good thing about the screenplay is their dialogue together. 133m/C VHS, DVD . Anna Paquin, Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Busta Rhymes, April Grace, Michael Nouri, Zane R. (Lil' Zane) Copeland Jr.; D: Gus Van Sant; W: Mike Rich; C: Harris Savides; M: Hal Willner.