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The Reading Room (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

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.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence, thematic elements and mild language | See all certifications »
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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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Rollin' Rollin'
Written by: Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Todd Jones
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Fantastic Film!
2 December 2005 | by frogmomeverSee all my reviews

This is a beautiful story of human compassion and love for our "fellow man" at its finest! I won't go into detail about the story, since five others already have, but I will say that James Earl Jones' performance is absolutely perfect! He has always been one of my favorite actors, and I agree with one of the other commenters that this is probably his best film of all time! All of the other actors and actresses are excellent, as well. It is so very refreshing to find a movie that doesn't contain profanity, nudity, or anything sexual at all - proof that you don't have to have all that garbage to make a great movie! This is definitely worth seeing again and again!


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