The Forger is a movie about a man named Raymond J. Cutter played by John Travolta and directed by Phillip Martin released in 2014. He is pulled back into the life of forgery after making a deal with a crime syndicate in return for his early release. While working on forging the painting, there is a subplot throughout the movie where his son is sick and he requests that his dad help him fulfill three wishes. While these two important plots are throughout the movie, there is also a third one that includes the standard trope of cops watching a felon and so if he messes up they can arrest him. One cop that is part of the team to follow him almost seemed to have a soft spot for Raymond as the cop kept not going after him even if he did something wrong.
Raymond is a professional forger specializing in recreating famous art pieces and for this heist, he is tasked with copying a Monet painting specifically the one named Woman with a Parasol – Madame Monet and her son.
Ultimately, this is a fun popcorn movie with a good cast. It isn’t John Travolta’s finest work but it was passable in my opinion. His shining moment was painting the copy cat painting and helping his son understand the idea of trying to replicate what the original artist was feeling at the time. The camera work and cinematography were nice. The soundtrack had its moments especially during the scene of when the forging was at its apex in the movie.
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