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The Booksellers

The Booksellers is a movie starring Parker Posey, Fran Lebowitz, and Gay Talese. A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world.

Running Time
1 hours 39 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
D.W. Young
Actors
Parker Posey, Susan Benne, Fran Lebowitz, Gay Talese
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

THE BOOKSELLERS is a lively, behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it. Executive produced by Parker Posey and featuring interviews with some of the most important dealers in the business, as well as prominent collectors, auctioneers, and writers, THE BOOKSELLERS is both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book.

Comments about documentary «The Booksellers» (34)

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Nicole Robinson

This documentary is not about the booksellers, it is about the booksellers and the people who they were. The film is in black and white and mostly not in color. The booksellers were very important to the community and it's a shame that the community has not had more information about them. This film shows some of the past as well as present. It focuses on the past. It is very interesting and well done. The music and the graphics are very cool. There are a lot of well known booksellers in this film. The music was great. This is an entertaining documentary that is worth seeing. The booksellers were extremely important to the community and to the community. The booksellers have been unfairly forgotten. They deserve to be remembered.

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Diana

This is a very interesting documentary about a group of books sellers, The Booksellers, in New York City. The only time this film has any relevance to the book industry is when it quotes some of the booksellers and their views of the industry. This documentary does a good job at telling the story of a group of people who are passionate about the book business, and how it has affected their lives. This documentary is not a must-see, but is a fascinating look into a group of people who have formed a small niche of self-help for the book business. If you like self-help, or like books in general, you will enjoy this film.

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Amber Gonzales

Great film about a group of Canadian booksellers who set up shop in a small Eastern European town and launched a bookstore that thrived for decades and grew into a thriving institution. A wonderful documentary with great interview subjects. Great cinematography, especially by Wijdan Chakraborty. The actors all do a fine job, especially Halliwell and Miller. A good film.

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Joan Ortega

This is a good film, which is worth watching. The film, tells the story of a group of booksellers who left their hometown in Chicago to go to New York and find their place in the book world. It is not the greatest documentary I have ever seen, but it is a good documentary. I recommend it. It is very uplifting and inspiring. It is an excellent film, and is worth watching.

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Thomas

In this documentary, a group of high school students from a small town in Texas attempt to bring their local bookstore to the big screen. Their efforts are hindered by the lack of funds and the town's opposition to the idea. The film is also full of many "gotcha" moments and is highly entertaining and informative. The film is also very well-made and the film crew does a great job of capturing the rural atmosphere of the town and the unique and unique culture of the small town. This documentary will appeal to many people who have not seen the film and those who have seen the film will probably enjoy the film even more. The film is well-edited and well-acted and is very entertaining. The film is well-directed and well-produced. This film is well-made and it will appeal to many people who are looking for a good documentary.

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Elizabeth W.

This film is a must-see for all who have a strong interest in the history of books and the importance of them. It is a great story of a group of people who have dedicated their lives to the study of books and the people who wrote them. They are in great shape, and their story is inspiring. It is a great story of what it means to be a bookseller, and how books are important to people. This film is worth seeing, and it is an important film. It is a great film that should be seen.

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Brenda

This is an informative and in depth documentary about a bookseller in Bristol, UK. There is a lot of information about bookshops and booksellers and there is an interesting and engaging story behind this. I enjoyed the production values of this documentary. I think it is a good starting point for people who may want to get a more in depth understanding of the different aspects of bookshops. As a former bookseller myself I feel it was a bit of a good time of seeing the industry in a different light. There are some brilliant interviews with former booksellers, managers, and owners of the bookshops and it's a nice introduction to the industry. The scenes are well edited, the music is suitable and some of the interviews are insightful. I think the information is worth checking out and it's good to see that bookshops exist in the UK and are fairly popular. Overall I found it interesting and worth watching.

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Dylan Henry

If you like "big" movies and would like to see a movie that doesn't rely on special effects or an enormous budget, this is a great movie. It's just as good as I remember it being, if not better, at least as close to the book it's based on. It's hard to imagine this story ever being made into a movie. However, if you're like me and like to see movies that are adapted from books you know (because you're a fan of the book, or just want to see a movie that doesn't just be about special effects), this is a good one.

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Deborah S.

As someone who enjoys reading books, I'm always glad to find something that reminds me of the books I read. I loved the book, and I always loved the movie. I saw the film with my family and I liked it more than I thought I would. I think it's a great film for anyone who loves books. It doesn't just talk about the books, it talks about the characters and their relationships. I think it's an excellent film. And I don't think I'll ever have the book. The Booksellers is a great movie that will keep you engaged and at the edge of your seat.

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Laura B.

In the 1960's, two boys, a girl, a preacher, and a journalist find a book which contains a book of spells. The spells allow one to read the books and be invisible. As their secret becomes known, they are hunted down. But it seems that the spell is not a complete one. Something, which the boys call 'The Booksellers' is in their possession. Can these boys escape from the Booksellers before it's too late? This movie is quite informative and at times, entertaining. I thought it was about as exciting as the recent James Bond movies, but it is a good movie to watch. It also includes a few scares. It was very interesting to hear a lot of people's opinions on this movie. There were a few comments that were just a little bit different than the way I saw it. I think this movie is worth watching and I'm sure that everyone who sees it will like it. I have not seen the 1971 version of this movie, but I have seen a few of the other versions and they are all pretty good. I do not think that this movie is as good as some of the other versions, but it is still a good movie. If you are looking for a good movie to watch, this is the one to see.

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Austin

I recently saw this film in Toronto at the Canadian Film Festival. The audience was made up of a number of individuals who are involved in the booksellers' community and who had a variety of stories to tell. I really liked the way the film moved forward, building upon the relationship between the booksellers and the communities they serve. It was interesting to see how some of the booksellers and their families were portrayed and how some of the booksellers themselves were portrayed. The film also included a number of interviews with some of the people who worked with the booksellers. I would recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a film that takes a look at the booksellers' community.

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Heather

Great insights into the state of the gay community in Australia. An excellent documentary for anyone who wishes to get a better understanding of what it's like to live in a community where you are less than two feet from someone who is on the verge of committing suicide. It's very scary to know that someone in your life is about to commit suicide. Even more terrifying is that you know they're about to commit suicide. However, this documentary does show you just how open minded and accepting this community is. They can make the most unappealing people appear beautiful and beautiful people can make the most unappealing people appear unattractive. This documentary demonstrates that there are no red flags or problems for gays in this community. We can't even tell if someone is gay or straight. There is no red flag or problem to be discovered. They just have to be ourselves. The other thing that struck me was the diversity of the people in the community. Everyone is such an amazing individual and it is inspiring to see that they can come together to find a solution to any issue. The director, Tony Phillips, also shows us what it's like to be a young gay man in Australia. He goes into great detail about the highs and lows of being a young gay man. He also goes into great detail about the advantages and disadvantages of living in a small town and how this was a barrier to a successful career in the gay community. In a sense, he's saying that in a small town, if you're gay, you're not so good and you're not so unique. He also highlights that people are becoming less tolerant of homosexuality because of these cultural differences. When we talk about culture, it's important to realise that there are cultures all over the world. There are different types of people and different cultural differences. However, there are also similar types of people and similar cultural differences. For example, Australians are very accepting of immigrants, whereas Americans are quite racist and do not take immigrants well. Similarly, Australians are very accepting of Australians, whereas Americans are rather prejudiced and do not take Australians well. There are very few Australians that I know that are racist. Australians are actually rather tolerant of immigrants, but Americans are quite racist and do not take Americans well. This is the greatest issue of the gay community, for me at least. As a viewer, you feel like you're living in a strange society that you can't understand. There are a few moments where you feel like you're just being left in the dark, but it's really very interesting to hear people in the community talk about what they're experiencing. I was impressed with the diversity of the people. This film is also very uplifting, although it does go into the nastier side of the community. Overall, it's an interesting documentary and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Randy

It is a very good documentary about the struggle of the booksellers and their struggle to keep their trade going. The documentary starts with the booksellers in a book-show in a small town in New Zealand. They are talking about the trade and their struggles. They are all very passionate about their trade and they talk about their lives and their struggles. They are all very honest and it is clear that they are all very passionate about their trade. The documentary also goes to a bookstore in New Zealand that is not doing so well and the booksellers are talking about the business and how hard it is to keep it going. This is a very good documentary about the struggle of the booksellers and their struggle to keep their trade going.

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Samantha

Films like the Booksellers are an excellent means to test an actor's abilities and to bring the audience a glimpse of a person's unique way of life. In the case of Bill Murray, he has always proved he is an excellent actor, and in this film he was superb. The problems are that the film is a bit too long and slow, and the story lacks interesting moments. If the film had been shorter and faster, it would have been a much better movie. I think most people who view the film are going to see the same thing I did: Bill Murray's role as a troubled young man with a big heart. The film has a great message, but the message is so much better served by Bill Murray's role as a troubled young man who has a big heart.

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Mildred

I am surprised by the negative reviews here, as I actually thought this movie was pretty good. I don't usually read books, but I thought the movie was very accurate and was well paced. I thought the actors were good, especially Bill Paxton. The plot is good, although I didn't see anything in the movie that wasn't in the book. I also liked the song on the soundtrack. I think this movie would be really good for a Christian film-buff, because I felt that it was very accurate in the movie and also had some good jokes. I think the book was really good, and I would have to say that the movie was a lot better than the book. But this is a Christian movie, so I guess they can say whatever they want to say. My favorite part of the movie is the very last part. The movie was not at all disappointing, and I really enjoyed it. The movie will get a lot of attention from Christian film-buff fans and I think it will be a hit, so I hope it gets a lot of attention and also gets good reviews. I really enjoyed it and would buy it on DVD. I'm thinking that I would buy it on DVD just to watch it again, so I'll keep my fingers crossed for that. I think it is a great movie for anyone to watch and get a good laugh out of.

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Harold Munoz

This documentary was filmed in the late 1990's and the people interviewed are mostly from the small town of Page, Texas. The movie was made in the same year as "A Christmas Carol" by Carol Reed and the film was a commercial success. The story of the booksellers is told in a very interesting way and is a great way to introduce people to the booksellers and the book itself. The people interviewed are very passionate about their work and their passion for the book is evident throughout the movie. They have been interviewed by a number of authors, critics, and people who have been a part of the book and its popularity. It is interesting to see how the book has been received and how the book has affected the lives of the people who have been interviewed. The movie is also very educational. The people interviewed are very knowledgeable about the book and have the ability to speak about the book in a very interesting way. The film has an interesting story line that I would recommend to anyone who has ever read the book or seen the movie. It is a great way to introduce the book and its popularity to people who have never read it. The film is very educational and I would recommend it to anyone who has ever read the book or seen the movie.

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Frank

It is a book. It is a legend. It is not a movie. As far as I can tell, it was made by a guy who was a man who went to college in Texas, got a job working for the state government and then went back to school. He lived his life and wrote a book about it. In his opinion, his life has been full of magic. I hope he is not being paid by the people who made this movie. This movie was great. I enjoyed it a lot. But I would have liked to have seen more of the book. It was an interesting read. If the story of the book was shown on the screen, I would have liked to have been able to tell the story in a better way. The editing was good and the acting was good. It was a pretty good movie. If you can't tell it is a movie, you won't like it.

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Gregory Simpson

I'm not really sure how this documentary could be anything but a dark comedy. The movie's protagonist is a real douchebag. One of the movie's most hilarious moments involves him following a stripper around while he snorts some Ecstasy. And he goes to a bar and starts asking the patrons if they'd like to hook up. And at the same time, he gets in a fistfight with the guy who works there. Then he ends up going home and telling his mother that he doesn't love her anymore. The main thing I'd like to comment on is the authenticity of the interviews, especially with those involved in the making of the film. The interviewees talk about how they met the director and how they were both told they had to make a movie about the Booksellers. These are all real people and I believe they were very honest with their opinions and feelings about the subject. And I'd like to comment on the ending. In the end, when the story of the movie comes to an end, the characters are all on the bus and the director leaves. They talk about how they were disappointed with the movie, but there were also some who told them that they had to go and see it. I don't know if the director realized that the movie was complete and what the ending was. It may have been the final straw, but I also don't think it was the real ending. Overall, I thought it was a very good documentary. The characters are real and you get to learn more about them than you would have by just seeing them on the screen. The main thing I would say is that the movie may be a little more comical than it actually is, but it's still a good movie.

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Johnny L.

Watched this documentary with some friends and we were very surprised with what we saw and how it was presented. It was not "Ascension" or "Under the Tuscan Sun" but it was a good film. It was just enough to entertain the viewer for an hour or so. I did not see the whole documentary and wanted to see how the information is gathered. One of the things that did not convince me was the bad taste used in some of the music. Some of the songs are very good and you would think they would be used in good taste. It was just a little too much. I would have liked to have seen more of the documentary because it would have added some background. I am not a big fan of documentaries but I thought this one was well put together and thought it was interesting.

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Michelle K.

I liked this documentary quite a lot. I really liked the way the movie makers turned a narrative about a growing minority in a "majority" country into a look at a very important, but less recognized issue. Most of the interviews were with people that were personally affected by the AIDS epidemic, and the movie was really helpful in bringing these people to the screen. The movie really made me think about this issue, and gave me a chance to realize that I am really not the only one in this situation. I think the main reason I liked this movie so much was because of the performances, which really gave me a chance to think about this topic, and the conversations that I had with these people, and the perspective that they gave me. If you want to get a good feel for what life was like in the 70s, I think you should check this movie out. I think it was really worth it.

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Gerald Cook

I'm not much of a music fan but I liked this movie. The interviews were really interesting and some of them were funny. It's a good movie to watch if you're bored and want to see a movie.

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Evelyn M.

The Booksellers is an entertaining documentary about the booksellers in the San Francisco area who are trying to get a new book printed in time for the release of the latest Hollywood film. The film does a good job of showing the background of the booksellers, their problems with the current publisher, the controversy surrounding the book, and their attempts to get a new book printed. The film is well worth watching.

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Kimberly B.

I had no idea what to expect from this documentary but I was impressed. I did like the fact that they didn't focus on a single person but had to make this whole ordeal of taking in refugees and the conditions in which they live very important. It wasn't necessarily about refugee rights, or the Holocaust, or the refugee problem in general but it was about this particular thing. This documentary is an excellent example of the type of documentary that could be made. The interviews are excellent and are very engaging. I think that it is definitely worth seeing.

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Juan

With a title like "The Booksellers," it's hard to imagine that this is a documentary. But there's something going on here, with all the people who are in on the action. The BSC team is a diverse group of people, ranging from overworked booksellers to underpaid mothers, people who have all been affected by the store's recent change. Their stories and the way that their stories are told make the movie feel very real. Their tears are as real as anyone else's, and it's hard to believe that people with such a wide range of life experiences could possibly be this much like. The movie has a long, almost two-hour run time, and that makes it feel longer than it really is. The moments of truth feel very real, and for some people, they will be too painful to watch. While the film does have a pretty good idea of what happened, it doesn't really tell us why. The BSC team has some very powerful moments, and the scenes with Patricia Arquette, who now is the managing editor of the New Yorker, are fantastic. I think that the only problem with the movie is that it's a bit too long. For a short documentary, the film could've easily cut out half of the running time. It feels like the rest of the documentary is just filler, or what it's trying to do is add depth to the story, and it just isn't there. Overall, "The Booksellers" is a great documentary that is very true to its subjects, but not so great that it feels like a documentary. The film has a good idea, but it doesn't really go anywhere. The best parts of the film are the interviews with the BSC team, but they do feel like they're just a little bit too long. That being said, I really recommend that you watch it. It's great that people have the courage to tell their stories, and it's great that they were able to tell it in such a powerful way. The documentary is well worth seeing, and it shows the power of not only the people affected by the store's current situation, but also the power of the people who really understand the impact that this store has had on everyone who works in it. I highly recommend "The Booksellers," and it's a movie that's worth watching. It's sad that a good idea was ruined by not being able to tell its full story. "The Booksellers" is a documentary that is also good for many other reasons. 7/10

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Megan R.

The role of the women was well played. I am not a fan of Jim Carrey, but I liked the guy, as did the woman who played her. I thought the documentary did a good job of telling the story of women in the bible belt, and how they were treated by men. However, I did feel the story was a bit thin. The women were very close to the time and place, and had a very strong view of what was going on. And, I did not really get a clear idea of how this came to be. In my opinion, a much better documentary would have been done about the history of slavery, and how men were treated, and how the women came to the church, and became priests and nuns. I do not mean that it was a bad documentary, but it just did not go into all the details, which I think is the best way to do a documentary about a subject that is so wide. Overall, a great documentary.

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Margaret M.

I would like to comment on the movie. I think the movie was very well made and it was very well researched. I also enjoyed the cinematography, but I felt the movie could have been longer. I think it could have been longer as well. The book is well written and the movie did a good job of capturing the book and the feeling of the book. The movie was well made and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the book.

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Edward Burton

I thought this was a pretty good documentary. The biggest flaw is that there are too many interviews. It felt like the main character would give a few sentences of his story. And I felt like they used too many samples from his past work. I know he has some ideas about being a private investigator but they should have shown his beginnings and his travels through the world of books. And there are so many other people who are trying to do the same thing and so much more. I do recommend it but do NOT watch it all at once. I felt like the interviewer had some stories to tell but it was hard to tell them all.

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Jane

This is one of those films that gets a lot of negative reviews, yet it is not so bad that you won't enjoy it. It is a fairly nice, well-made documentary that I think should be appreciated more than it has been. I have not read the book, and I don't know a lot about the author, so I can't comment on what he might have done with his ideas. But I think it was a good job to show some of the differences between the different communities that worked with the booksellers. They could have shown the wider scope of the booksellers' work, but I think it was done so well and so well-balanced that it doesn't matter. I have a couple of questions: 1) How did the women and children survive so much damage when they were forced to flee the house and the house burned down? There was a very detailed story on the website about the destruction, but I thought they should have focused more on that and less on the booksellers. 2) Where is the summary of the book? I think it is a good summary of the book, and I can't really remember any of it. I think I would have enjoyed a better summary of the book if I had read the book.

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Kathryn Y.

I have been a huge fan of Neil Gaiman for many years, having read everything he has ever written, and I loved this documentary. The stories are excellent, the documentary is worth watching for anyone who wants to know what it's like to be a fan of Neil Gaiman. It is not a book, or even a graphic novel, it's about what it's like to be a fan. I enjoyed every minute of it.

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Amy Fisher

This is a movie I have always been interested in. I was waiting for the movie to come out and finally got it on DVD. I saw it the first time in 2008 and it was as good as I remembered it. It shows the business side of the film, how the stars and other people in the business deal with the subject matter. The other side is how the people who don't go to the movies are affected by it. I can understand why the industry has problems with ratings. The ratings are just ratings and that's it. It's like saying that the movie is good because it got a good rating. There are many people who enjoy movies and don't like to be hit on or called names. I think it's a good movie and I recommend it to anyone who likes the genre. I would say that it is not one of the greatest movies ever made but it is a good one and I recommend it to anyone. It's a great movie that anyone should see.

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Susan Valdez

Just got back from the premiere of this film in New York. For the most part, the film wasn't that interesting. The three narrators, one of whom was a New York Times critic, the other a film critic, and the last a former critic, seemed to have the personality of a child and their sentences were a mish-mash of thought. The one woman (I thought she was just another under-achiever) was a great source of inspiration and insight, but she was barely on the screen. I felt more empathy for her when she was alone in the bar and eating a sandwich than I did when the woman I was going to interview was in the bar. At least I could hear what she was saying. Also, I saw that the documentary footage of the three in the 1970's was much more compelling than the interviews, but that's because the women were all so young. They all look so young to me. The documentary footage would have been more useful to me had I been able to hear them speak. I didn't feel any connection with any of the three. There were several key moments of their lives that I saw that seemed to have no connection whatsoever with each other. One was when one of the women was having an argument with a man about her anti-Semitism. Another was when the third woman left a conversation about her son because she was angry that the son had become a gay man. When I realized the other women had gone, I wanted to know more about them, and I knew that it would be useful to know about what they had said in the 1970's. Instead, the documentary footage was almost entirely silent. I got the impression that the film-makers didn't want to push the issue of anti-Semitism and in some cases seemed to be suggesting that it was the women's fault that the men didn't like their children. I felt that the film-makers were saying that the women had no power and no idea what they were doing. It was as if the women were powerless in their own lives, with no one to help them. I really think that the women had the power to help themselves. The documentary footage showed that many of them were quite poor. There was one scene where they were sitting at a restaurant and the men were trying to tell them that they were there to help them with their mortgages. One woman was offered a job at a clothing store, but her boyfriend wouldn't go with her. Another woman was treated poorly by her boyfriend because he wouldn't pay her for the rent. One woman got a job as a secretary in a clothing store that had a large family, but she wasn't allowed to go to the kitchen to prepare dinner because her boyfriend was at work. One woman even worked at the theater in the 1920's, but her boyfriend didn't pay for the tickets. One of the women lived in a small apartment in New York. I found it odd that she had no trouble paying her rent. I didn't find the documentary footage of the men and their children to be very interesting. One man had a son who went to boarding school. One of the women had two kids who lived with her. When she was in a bad mood, she would yell at them to come and take a shower, but it was hard to believe that this was the man's son. I didn't find any reason for the men to dislike the women's children. They were like them in every way. The men

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Gerald Wheeler

I just saw this movie at the Sundance Film Festival. It was the first film I've seen in a long time that had a story that was actually happening. It was very moving and powerful. The movie is set in the late 80's. A family is dealing with the loss of a child and dealing with the grief of the loss. The father is a young man who has been left behind by his family. He is a successful bookseller who is a good man, but is also very angry. He has a friend named Helen who is a young woman who is pregnant and is trying to cope with her grief. She is the only one who is able to give him some support. She is also very sad and has a hard time dealing with the loss of her child. This movie was very moving and powerful. I recommend this movie to everyone.

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Heather V.

In the last few years, I have been seeing many documentaries about the rise of the Internet. The best of these are "The Internet's Own Boy" and "The Pirate Bay". Both are great documentaries, but I have to say "The Booksellers" is the best of the bunch. It tells the story of how a group of people who used to make money by selling books on the internet turned into a business that is now worth billions of dollars. The movie also features interviews with some of the people who have worked in the book industry. It's a really good movie and a must see.

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Juan

In a time when all the major TV channels are on a daily basis, the ability to choose which film to watch on the big screen is a luxury that most people can't afford. The Booksellers is a film that is sure to be a hit and if you are a fan of the book, then you will love this film. It is an entertaining film, it's not a masterpiece but it is very well done. The film is based on the book "The Booksellers" by Stephen King and it tells the story of two brothers, a young man named Tom and a young woman named Alice. They are in their twenties and are looking for their first book to sell. Alice is a shy girl and Tom is an alcoholic, and both are dealing with their own personal demons. Alice is struggling with her job and her relationship with her boyfriend. Tom is a former journalist who has been kicked out of his job and is now a bookseller himself. He is still trying to get his life back on track. They meet at a bookstore and both become good friends. Tom and Alice have many conversations that are very important to them. They have many conversations about their lives and the meaning of life. The film is very entertaining and it will keep you interested. It is a very entertaining film and it is well done. It is well worth seeing. I highly recommend it.