The Reading Room


Action / Drama

Plot summary

Uploaded by: FREEMAN

Top cast

Jessica Szohr Photo
Jessica Szohr as Dayva
James Earl Jones Photo
James Earl Jones as William
Joanna Cassidy Photo
Joanna Cassidy as Diana
Monique Coleman Photo
Monique Coleman as Leesha
720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
799.49 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 27 min
P/S ...
1.45 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 27 min
P/S ...

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by lavatch9 / 10

A Gentle Film With a Giant Performance!

A widower respects the wishes of his deceased wife and clears out all of the books from his home library in order to open a reading room in an underprivileged community. The film chronicles the struggles and success stories of William Campbell (James Earl Jones) to support young people to engage their minds in the peaceful learning environment of the reading room.

This thoughtful film demonstrates why James Earl Jones is one of the finest actors on the planet. From start to finish, Jones provided the rock solid foundation for the human dramas of those young people affected by William and his reading room.

A fine supporting cast, including Joanna Cassidy in a sensitive performance as a caring teacher, and the brisk pacing of the film by director Georg Stanford Brown make this made-for-television film a moving and memorable experience.

The film offers an important message about the importance of reading, addressing learning disabilities, and the central role played by teachers in the developmental lives of our children. The motivation of Jones's character in opening the reading room was inspired by the words of his late wife, "More Care, Less Hate." In today's world, those words could not be more timely or more important.

Reviewed by davyd-022377 / 10

Very Enjoyable Film

Theres no frills here, no great action, just as very watchable film about a group of people who come together in a "reading room" and in less than favourable part of the town. well written and thoughtful, the "reverend" character is a bit unnerving when he 1st appears, but as the reading room develops so does his character. Everyone makes a valuable contribution to a film worth watching for something that is quite different

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird9 / 10

A beautiful gentle film, with a superb James Earl Jones

The Reading Room is a lovely underrated film about a man who makes good the promise he made to his dying wife, with good direction, great acting and a nice story, it is simple and sentimental but it was poignant and well meaning as well. Firstly, I loved the premise, it is very simple, but it is very effective and gentle as well, that's what mattered to me. The Reading Room also looks lovely with lovely cinematography and pleasant scenery, and the score adds to the gentle, poignant atmosphere. The Reading Room itself is a wonderful place to be too, you can read in peace there without feeling victimised or pressured in any way. Georg Stanford-Brown does an efficient and brisk job directing, and the cast are great, lead by a superb James Earl Jones who gives a performance of dignity, sensitivity and humanity so much so his character is lovable and easy to relate to. Joanna Cassidy is fine as well, as is Douglas Spain as Javier. They make the most of a well written script, and the film while perhaps a little too short moves quickly. Overall, a really pleasant and beautiful film, highly recommended. 9/10 Bethany Cox

Read more IMDb reviews