The Book of Stars (2001)


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This independent drama examines the relationship between Mary (Jena Malone), a 15-year-old girl whose been forced into a wisdom beyond her years by dealing with a serious illness, and her older sister Penny (Mary Stuart Masterson). The responsibility of caring for Mary has fallen to Penny, who watches over her sister by day and supports them both at night by turning tricks, using drugs to blot out her depression. While the harsh realities of life have blunted Penny's spirits, Mary has found a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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On DVD: Sep 5, 2000



as Mary McGuire

as Professor

as Kristjan

as Prisoner

as Young Penny

as Young Mary

as Lost John

as Clinic Doctor

as Store Owner
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Critic Reviews for The Book of Stars

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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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July 19, 2005

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for The Book of Stars

Wow! I thought I commented on this movie before, oh well. A fantastic story plot. Great cast. This is a beautiful story about two sisters (Mary Stuart Masterson and Jena Malone). They grew up together without their parents, with older sister (Masterson) taking care of them. Delroy Lindo, Karl Geary, and D.B. Sweeney all star in this movie. A must-see!!

Leo L

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