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Finding Forrester

Jamal Wallace and his friends have often noticed the mysterious man watching them with binoculars from his inner city apartment each day while they shoot hoops outside their Brooklyn school. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 136
Theater Release: 19 Dec 2000
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Finding Forrester Rated PG-13?

Overall: B-
A powerful message about setting a goal and finding the strength from within yourself to achieve and overcome negative peer pressure. Depicts a positive relationship between young and old. Unfortunately, it is loaded with profanities and some sexual references.

Violence: B-
A young man breaks into an apartment in reaction to a dare from friends. One scare scene.

Sexual Content: B-
A healthy relationship between a male & female teen is depicted without sexual engagement. However sexual terms are used, in one instance to describe a sexual act. Sexual sounds.

Language: D
At least: 3 extreme profanities, 20 moderate profanities, 17 mild profanities, and 9 terms of Deity used as expletives or profanities. Inner city setting probably justifies some profanity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B
Consequences of driving drunk are appropriately discussed. However, a teacher explains that Edgar Allen Poe was “strung out on coke,” in a way that could lead students to believe the use of this drug could enhance creativity and the negative consequences are not discussed.

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