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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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Randy Feldman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Earl Jones ... William
Joanna Cassidy ... Diana
Douglas Spain ... Javier
Keith D. Robinson ... Darrel (as Keith Robinson)
Monique Coleman ... Leesha
Kathryne Dora Brown ... Jillian
Gabby Soleil Gabby Soleil ... Majoli
Idris Muhammed Idris Muhammed ... Stephen
Austin Marques ... Edgar (as Austin Noah Marques)
Jessica Szohr ... Dayva (as Jessica Karen Szohr)
Spencir Bridges Spencir Bridges ... Lamont
Tim Reid ... Douglas
Georg Stanford Brown ... Rahim
Christian Monzon ... Omar
Mike Gomez ... 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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Rollin' Rollin'
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Todd Jones
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Underlooked Emotional Masterpiece
17 January 2008 | by billion_mucksSee all my reviews

I barely watch Hallmark, but "Reading Room" captivated me and Im trying to move every single soul into seeing it.

It's story is simple: a man who opens a place to read in a difficult neighborhood. Along the way, he will find people against his will and problems, but his ultimate desire is revealed as why he opened the reading room and left his wealthy life behind.

James Earl Jones is magical. He doesn't act, he illustrates marvelously every single feeling needed and written. His character is lovable and strongly human. His persistence and motivation to change the course of some lives are uplifting. I cannot think in a movie this simple that moved me so much. I recommend it with much passion.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sala de Leitura See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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