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The Reading Room (2005)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie November 2005
Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower (Jones) opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment.

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William
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Diana
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Javier
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Darrel
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Leesha
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Jillian
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Majoli
Idris Muhammed ...
Stephen
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Edgar (as Austin Noah Marques)
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Dayva (as Jessica Karen Szohr)
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Lamont
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Douglas
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Omar
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Keeley
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Making good on a promise he made to his dying wife, a widower (Jones) opens a reading room, a place where people can learn to read. Despite his goodwill, problems in the neighborhood threaten his establishment.

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Come in. Sit down. Change your life.

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Rated PG for some violence, thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »
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Sala de Leitura  »

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An excellent "Do Onto Others" story. Great character portrayals.
23 March 2006 | by (western United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film for the whole family. Could also be used as a launching platform in a high school/college sociology class for development of many lessons. One can always hope that communities can and will come together to overcome bullies in all shapes and forms, as effectively as is shown in this film. We have to realize however that it will take longer than two hours, or even the number of days in the first calendar per the film. The techniques are good. The actions are up to the society of which we are all a part.

James Earl Jones plays the lead with his innate strength and dignity. The other cast members superbly act their characters per the script. In other words they do a masterful job, with so little time to develop it. Sad to say the high school principal probably exists too often.

Loved the few shots of the main character's home and garden. It was a great foil.


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