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At least I think it was a movie.

A boy must go over to a man's house and type on a typewriter and ends up learning from the old man.

I remember one part in particular where the old man asks the boy to stir the soup before it forms a skin. The boy asks why the old man's soup forms a skin. The old man tells him it's the milk in his soup and the boy's mother probably doesn't have enough money to put milk in her soup. I know it's an inconsequential scene, but it really sticks in my head.

Sorry about the lack of detail. I'm really having trouble remembering...

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Possible duplicate of A student who plays basketball but likes to read – Tom Au Jul 5 at 14:40
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Finding Forrester

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Year              2000
Director       Gus Van Sant
Actors          Sean Connery, Rob Brown

A black American teenager, Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown), is invited to attend a prestigious private high school. By chance, Jamal befriends a reclusive writer, William Forrester (Sean Connery), through whom he refines his natural talent for writing and comes to terms with his identity.

Here's the soup scene...

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+1 You're the man now, dog – d'alar'cop Mar 16 '14 at 10:37
+1: This was a really underrated movie. Well worth watching. – Andrew Martin Mar 16 '14 at 11:03
Agree, It is a wonderful movie,very inspiring. The moment I read boy - typewriter - old man, The first movie that came to my mind was this and I punched the keys FINDING FORRESTER hard ! – rps Mar 16 '14 at 11:09
@AndrewMartin: Underrated indeed. One of the best movies I saw in a whole decade. – Tom Au Jul 5 at 14:39

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