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The Book of Stars (1999)

| Drama | 1999 (USA)
After their parents' untimely death in a car accident, Penny struggles to take care of her younger sister Mary, who suffers from an incurable disease. A precocious former poet, Penny has ... See full summary »

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After their parents' untimely death in a car accident, Penny struggles to take care of her younger sister Mary, who suffers from an incurable disease. A precocious former poet, Penny has turned to prostitution as a means of support, but Mary is determined to re-ignite a spark of hope in Penny's life by expressing her deepest feelings in her BOOK OF STARS. With the aid of the Professor, who is a friend and neighbor, Mary secretly corresponds on her sister's behalf with a Prisoner, who is inspired by the book of poetry Penny wrote as a young girl. Although Mary's BOOK OF STARS manifests her wishes, it is ultimately Penny who must live out its ending, when Mary passes away. It is the depth of love and trust between two sisters which pulls Penny back from the brink of self-destruction to embrace Mary's legacy -- a sense of magic, light, hope and the promise of tomorrow. Written by Michael Miner

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Penny: Now you owe me a secret.
Mary: Okay, now ask me "What just happened?"
Penny: What just happened?
Mary: ...Not telling!
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In the end credits it says: "In Memory of Johnine Novosel". See more »

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A beautiful, haunting story.
21 February 2001 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Spindletop Film Festival in Beaumont, Texas and was surprised to find myself in a theater full of crying people. It is a beautiful, dreamlike story of intense emotional realism, and a movie I will not soon forget. Why don't movies like this get distributed nationally?


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