The Forger (2015)
Starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Tye Sheridan, Abigail Spencer, Anson Mount, and Jennifer Ehle
Directed by Philip Martin
I will admit that as I typed out that summary, it almost seems a little laughable, formulaic, and overly melodramatic. And perhaps The Forger is all those things, but I was surprised that I didn't dislike it as much as I thought I would. (That's a ringing endorsement, huh?) Travolta is fine throughout, but he comes alive in scenes involving the young Sheridan (also quite good) and the charismatic Christopher Plummer who plays Raymond's father. The trio of actors make The Forger an enjoyable quick watch. Now, is this little known film going to set the world on fire as a sleeper hit in years to come? Not in the slightest, but should it perchance pop up on any streaming entity in the near future, believe me when I say you could do far worse.
The RyMickey Rating: C+