The tale of an unlikely bond that develops between an African-American teen prodigy and the author who becomes his mentor.
Production Year: 2000
March 20, 2015 13:30 (KSA) ~ March 20, 2015 12:30 (CLT)
Forrester is a reclusive novelist who hasn't written anything since winning a Pulitzer Prize decades earlier and Jamal is a 16-year-old with a hidden desire to be a writer.
When Jamal is cited for his athleticism in basketball by an elite Manhattan prep school, he is forced to adapt to an environment far from his South Bronx upbringing, and a small mishap leads him to the eccentric, uneasy Forrester.
After their initial apprehension of each other, they begin to fuel each other's fire for writing, and become unlikely friends.
Forrester's devotion to Jamal becomes enhanced when he must defend allegations of plagiarism enforced by Professor Crawford, jeopardizing Jamal's future.
- Sean Connery
- Rob Brown
- F. Murray Abraham
- Anna Paquin
- April Grace
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references