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      The Book of Stars

      1999 1 hr. 38 min. Drama List
      Reviews 78% 500+ Ratings Audience Score An emotionally crippled woman (Mary Stuart Masterson) prostitutes herself to help take care of her sister (Jena Malone) who has cystic fibrosis. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jun 23 Buy Now

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      Audience Member The Book of Stars is the story about taking care of people, it's the story about not wanting to let go. Jena Malone shows a mesmerizing acting ability in this movie. She truly shows that she was born to do this. She made this movie feel more of a reality whilst Mary Stuart Masterson broke my heart before putting it back together. They both made an amazing sisterhood, a sisterhood that will be remembered for life. Watching them together I could almost feel my heart about to decay because of the power of emotion that I felt inside of me. The storyline was enchanting and terrifically made and the two main actresses really made this movie into a masterpiece! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Muy buena actuación de la niña, la historia es super triste y muy buena, el guion tambien es bastante bueno. Es una historia tranquila y que te llega al corazón, y claro, con una moraleja. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is, in a way, mine and my sister's movie. We watched it when we were younger and both fell in love with it and I'm glad to have seen it as an adult as well. The sweetness and tragedy of it are in great amounts, but in many ways you feel rewarded by the end. The performances are great and entirely believable and the chemistry between Jena Malone and Mary Stuart Masterson is unbelievably honest. A movie about kindness, our purpose and journey through life. And yes, it might be tiring and repetitive, it might be over-bearing, but for once I'm personally setting those drawbacks aside, and just rejoicing in its humanity. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member great movie, so sensitive characters.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Jena Malone if beautiful and powerful, like she tends to be. Unfortunately when she is not on screen the movie is pretty bad. Yet another mediocre film far improved simply from her presence. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 19, 2005 Full Review Scott Renshaw Apollo Guide Rated: 51/100 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An emotionally crippled woman (Mary Stuart Masterson) prostitutes herself to help take care of her sister (Jena Malone) who has cystic fibrosis.
      Director
      Michael Miner
      Executive Producer
      David Skinner, Larry Estes
      Screenwriter
      Tasca Shadix
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
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