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Searching For Bobby Fischer
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Directed By
Steven Zaillian

Written By:
Steven Zaillian

Cast:
Joe Mantegna, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Robert Stephens, David Paymer, William H. Macy, Hal Scardino

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Searching For Bobby Fischer (1993)
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Movie Review by Zara
March 12th, 2007

Good, but might be slow for some people



What do you do when you have a child who is good at something? Especially when it's something that you're not good at? Do you foster their interest in that activity/sport/etc by just having them participate or do you encourage them to compete at it so that everyone can see just how good they are?

These are some of the issues involved in this movie. There are people who got down on Tiger Woods' father for pushing him into golf at such a young age. The senior Woods tried to explain that his son had an interest in the sport and showed talent in it and he was simply trying to help him be the best at it that he could be. The argument can also be made that he pushed all other activities out of his son's life in order to have him win because parents love nothing more than proof that they did a good job with their child. And nothing proves that more than a trophy or a prize.

If you're not into chess and don't understand the basics of the game, you might get a little bored with the pace of the film. But as far as making a far more superior movie to the more recent AKEELAH AND THE BEE, if you're looking for a story on a kid who excels at something and the people around that child trying to get involved, this is the much better route to take.

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