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The Forger (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama | 3 July 2012 (USA)
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A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community.

Director:

Lawrence Roeck

Writers:

Carlos De Los Rios (screenplay), Lawrence Roeck
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Bacall ... Anne-Marie
Josh Hutcherson ... Joshua
Alfred Molina ... Everly Campbell
Billy Boyd ... Bernie
Dina Eastwood ... Vanessa Reese
Adam Godley ... Pinkus
Scott Eastwood ... Ryan Felter
Alexandra Carl Alexandra Carl ... Rachel
Hayden Panettiere ... Amber Felter
Tricia Helfer ... Sasha
Kim Myers ... Brynn Mason
Jansen Panettiere ... Aram
José Zúñiga ... Mr. Weathers
Zuhair Haddad ... Amir
Robert Harvey ... Real Painter
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Joshua, a teenager with a drugged-out mother on the run, wanders into the affluent community of Carmel, California. After getting himself into trouble, the authorities try to track down his mother. But in the meantime, a successful artist/businessman offers to take in Joshua and let him have a chance at a good life. His motives are questionable considering his line of business and how he plans to use Joshua's artistic talents, but Joshua has met a girl and he's not sure if the money is worth selling off his morals. Written by napierslogs

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Taglines:

Love by design, Friendship by paint, Death by brush

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some fighting | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carmel-by-the-Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Carmel, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Lauren Bacall's final film before her death on August 12, 2014 at the age of 89. See more »

Goofs

When Everly Campbell and Bernie are in the basement talking about Joshua doing the forged painting a crew member wearing a headset is reflected in the glass cabinet behind the two men. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Joshua: [voiceover] I learned to say "I'm sorry" and "thank you" and how to keep my fists to myself, but the best lesson I learned...
Amber: Help me up.
Joshua: [voiceover] First you kiss the hand and then you kiss the girl.
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Soundtracks

All We Are
Written by Matt Nathanson and Marshall Altman
Performed by Matt Nathanson
Published by Stage Three Songs obo Little Victories Music and EMI April Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Vanguard Records, A Welk Music Group Company
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A very OK movie that had the feel of a made for TV movie. Molina & Bacall were great in this but still slow moving. I say B-
3 July 2012 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"People need to figure out how to find their success." Joshua (Hutcherson) has been abandoned by his mother in a hotel room and is on his own. After finding an open house he sneaks in for food and a bed. He stumbles on a secret room with painting supplies and his real talent is discovered by the owner (Molina) in the morning. Giving Josh a choice to stay with him in return for helping him forge paintings Josh thinks he has found his calling. Then he meets Anne-Marie (Bacall) and everything changes. This overall is not a bad movie but just a little slow. Molina and Bacall are a great choice for these roles and really helps the movie have a more legitimate feel and takes it above made for TV status. For a movie about forging paintings I do have to say that this was a really tough subject to stay interested in. For the most part I was entertained but during quite a bit of it I found myself not really caring and losing interest. Then Molina or Bacall showed up and got me back again. It seems like I'm bashing the movie, which I'm not trying to do. This movie isn't terrible just a little slow moving and hard to stay focused on. Overall, not bad but has the feel of a made for TV movie. I give it a B-.


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