Reaction Paper on Finding Forrester

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Finding Forrester. I’d never heard of this movie before that was why I had no idea of what it was all about. The word “Forrester” made me think of a native person living in the forest, so I thought the movie was all about finding that person. I became excited because I expected it to be some kind of action or speculative fiction movie, but I was wrong.

When I played the movie, the first scene I saw was the rap part. I thought I was watching the wrong one, I even texted one of my blockmates to clarify but according to her, it was really the movie. I was surprised because it was not what I expected. A rap part really didn’t cross my mind, and it bothered me a little for I was trying to find some meanings why it was put as the introduction or how it was connected to the story. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any and that marked the start of my boredom. The next scene, which was the scene of Jamal and his friends also made me bored. Actually, I skipped those parts because I thought that their conversations were not that necessary. The last and perhaps the main reason why I became bored was the way the characters spoke. I had a hard time understanding what they were saying, that was why I needed to stay close to the speakers and play some scenes back. Those reasons left me with the impression that the whole movie was boring.

It was not until when Jamal met Forrester that my boredom started to fade. From then on I began to love the movie. Two reasons: First because I was inspired by Forrester’s wide thoughts. For me, he seemed to be like a philosopher in the field of writing. I liked the part when he said that one should not write for others but for himself. I realized that it was true; writing is all about expressing oneself regardless of what others might say or think. I also learned from him that the first draft should be written by heart and that the thinking should only be done afterwards. When I was in high school, I used to think first or be conscious of the...
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