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The Fear in Men It is true that everyone does not have family or does not feel their family is whole is somehow whether they are aware of it or not always searching for it We may search in different ways and with different degrees of success but we search Filmcriticscom Jamal Wallace is searching for family although he does not know it An awesome basketball player and the owner on an exceptional intellect 16-year old Jamal is missing a father and direction in his life William Forrester is also searching for family and he also does not know it Forrester is a 70-year old reclusive author who lives alone in a grimy Bronx apartment A Pulitzer Prize winner which is the most prestigious writing award known to man half a century earlier Forresters career and enthusiasm for society has been receding for decades A personal loss has much to do with his stagnation Rottentomatoescom When Jamal and Forrester meet purely by chance an unusual and ultimately rich relationship develops Forrester needs company beyond his three television sets Jamal needs a mentor to help him focus on his studies at school He has been recruited by an esteemed private school for his basketball talent and the promise of his brilliant test results And now he has got work to do to improve on his C grades DeSando 2 This odd couples developing relationship is at the center of Finding Forrester William has lessons to teach Jamal and eventually the youngster returns the favor Forrester is perplexing and likeable in an old man kind of way Jamal is the quietly strong and unusually talented young man who learns from his mentor while gently pulling the old man out of his shell You see Forrester has a fear of society a fear that they will not accept him Jamal also has a fear He has a fear of intelligence He is fearful that because of his
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