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Gus Van Sant United States, 2000

IndyLIVE's rating of the film Finding Forrester

My respect for Gus van Sant deepens with every film of his I watch. I find that I love his mainstream ventures just as much as his smaller, more experimental films. Finding Forrester features great performances, a fantastic script, and shows off van Sant's strikingly unusual, and extraordinarily effective, method of visual storytelling. The film may be an inspirational audience-pleaser, but what's wrong with that?