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The Book and The Rose

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Based on a short story by Max Lucado. When John Barnes acquires an old book filled with intriguing handwritten notes, he begins a correspondence with its previous owner and it promises to be more than just and exchange of letters. Based on the popular … see full wiki

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"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep"

  • Aug 9, 2008
Based on a short story by Christian writer Max Lucado, "The Book and the Rose," is a thirty-minute little drama that doesn't have any Oscar or Emmy award winning actors, but their deliberations are natural enough not to make us cringe. Nicely shot for an off-Hollywood film, we get a feel-good drama about a young man who starts correspondence when he picks up a second hand copy of Leo Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina (Oprah's Book Club)'. Smitten by his mysterious mutual admirer, he is compelled to meet her before leaving for Europe as a World War II general inductee. Thematically similar to Oscar winner 'Marty (1954),' and a plot reminiscent of 'The Lake House (Full Screen Edition),' "The Book and the Rose" is wholesome and rejuvenating enough to please a certain audience. Those who liked 'The Ultimate Gift,' and 'Miracle in the Rain,' would no doubt enjoy this mini film.

("The Book and the Rose" was an Academy nominee for Best Short Film.)

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