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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 Robinson ... Darrel
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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Highly recommended for ages 12 and up
24 January 2007 | by pjdw2005See all my reviews

The Reading Room is another example of good writing, directing and acting without the need for provocative dress or behavior or language that makes even sailors blush. The movie jacket description although enticing did not do the film justice. I expected a mediocre film that was interesting and found myself enthralled in a well written story that made me feel as if I were a tourist visiting the inner city for the first time. As I "evesdropped" beside the unnamed tattooed man who stood outside the Reading Room beneath the lamppost (who IS that man?) the entire movie unfolded before "us" as we stood mesmerized by the happenings and how each character interacted with the others. There was one disturbing scene of "injury" that may be upsetting to a young child or persons in abusive relationships but over all the movie is interesting without being offensive and provides a good life lesson for all.


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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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