Overall Rank: 2955
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 127
Theatrical Release Date: 12/19/2000
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Gus Van Sant
Actors: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, April Grace
Plot: Jamal is an inner-city African-American teen with prowess for basketball and writing. When a prep school accepts him, he finds it is more for his sports skill than his mind. When he befriends reclusive writer William Forrester, he not only brings the writer out of his shell, but finds his own dreams can become true. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/06/2019
A not bad, but tepid shadow of "Good Will Hunting."
Alaine - wrote on 12/16/2011
Gentle movie about a 16 yr. old with writing chops. He befriends a reclusive Pulitzer winner and is accepted to a private school. He also plays basketball. Not especially great, but worth at least one watching. I've seen it several times.
Snoogans - wrote on 12/09/2011
It may share similarities to 'Good Will Hunting', but the relationship between Connery and Brown is genuine and touching.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 11/05/2012
Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown) befriends writer William Forrester (Sean Connery). It does have the feel of Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society. Watch out for a cameo in the senior year of Jamal. Screenplay was heartfelt and smart with quotes: Jamal: "The rest of those who have gone before us cannot steady the unrest of those to follow." Forrester - "There are no reasons! Reasons why some of us live and why some of us don't! Fortunately for you, you have decades to figure that out!" and the letter "You need to know that while I knew so very early that you would realize your dreams, I never imagined I would once again realize my own. Seasons change young man, and while I may have waited until the winter of my life, to see the things I've seen this past year, there is no doubt I would …
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