Lauren Bacall ■ Josh Hutcherson ■ Alfred Molina
Joshua Mason (Josh Hutcherson) is a troubled 15-year-old who is abandoned by his mother and loves to paint, and is quite good at it. But he mimics other people's paintings. One day an artist finds him painting one of his paintings and chases him. He gets away but now has no money for food. He sneaks into a house and finds a room with paintings and finishes one perfectly. The man who owns the house, Everly, finds him and calls the police but then finds the painting and is amazed and takes Josh under his wing. Josh finds out Everly just copies works. Now he has to make a decision, help him, or hurt him.
OK, so I usually don't watch very many modern movies, especially this new (2012), but my brother said to watch it and when I heard it had Lauren Bacall in it... Well, as you can see I watched it!
This movie is rather dark, but what about lying, stealing, and child abandonment isn't? But don't let that scare you off, while I wouldn't recommend this movie for young kids, it is a great movie.
Lauren Bacall provides a mysterious grandmotherly presence and the veteran actress really does make this movie.
Josh Hutcherson isn't to be dismissed either, he is a young but good actor that will likely go far in the movie world.
Drama, a little danger and mystery, boy that can mimic any painter, a lonely old woman, and the cute girl next door make The Forger a good movie to watch on an evening at home.
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 ... Rachel
Hayden Panettiere ... Amber Felter
Carmel, California, USA
Vanessa: Joshua, are you an only child?
Joshua: What does the file say?
Vanessa: It's incomplete.
Joshua: Yeah, well, that sounds like me.
Everly: The judge asked me to house you in the hope that you might benefit from some tutelage from me. Personally, I think you're a born loser who's gonna squander his talent before he realizes its full potential.
Joshua: Wow. That was some, uh... that was some motivational speech.
Everly: You take a painting by a particular artist, a lesser known work of little value; you strip it and then paint a forgery of a more valuable work over it.
Joshua: Wow, I guess you have this thing down to a science.
Everly: Many paintings hanging in great museums are forgeries.
Joshua: Really? Like, even famous ones?
Everly: You better believe it.
Anne-Marie: When it comes to girls, you make your own invitations.