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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

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

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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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This film has great entertainment value as well as moral value.
23 March 2006 | by donald-w-westSee all my reviews

James Earl Jones is an exceptional actor and his portrayal in this role is very comforting. I enjoyed this movie very much, for the following reasons: First it shed light on what a "reading room" is or should be about, with its attendant focus on the values of being able to read, study, and clearly articulate one's thoughts. I also liked the gentle pace and ambiance of this well-constructed story and movie production. It reinforced good family values and the qualities which make a man a man and a gentleman. Color and race had little to do with it; his criteria were his genuine love for others and a deep desire to help them prepare for life in every way he could. It is the story of how one man overcame every opposition to his dream and ended up giving a dream to many others who were disadvantaged. This is true godly character and should be a lesson to every one of us. It is a tribute to man's indomitable spirit; don't ever give up on your dream, if it is good and right!


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