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Finding Forrester

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 50 (July 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes & Rob Brown

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes an HBO Making-Of featurette, a featurette on newcomer Brown, a deleted scene, filmographies, a production notes booklet, the theatrical trailer, and bonus trailers for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 05989
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG13 for brief, strong language and some sexual references.
(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 136
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/24/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gus Van Sant
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Jamal Wallace (Brown) is a sixteen-year-old basketball player from New York City who hides his love of reading and his passion for writing. He and his friends are fascinated by an apartment window with a

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits a nicely rendered, natural appearance that should surely please. Images are sharp and detailed, though some scenes exhibit a slightly soft focus. Still, the fine details in clothing and backgrounds can be nicely rendered. Contrast and shadow delineation seem to be well balanced throughout. The color scheme has a cold blue style, but hues are very natural, and are easy on the eyes, with balanced fleshtones, rich colors and deep blacks. There is a small amount of edge enhancement noticed at times, but otherwise the picture is solid and without distraction. (Suzanne Hodges)

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