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Reading Writing & Romance (2013)

Wayne's an actor with money problems. He finally accepts his parents' advice of teaching in high school (temp). He makes Shakespeare seem fun. He meets and likes Amy, a colleague. However, he's still looking for parts as actor.

Director:

Ernie Barbarash

Writer:

Todd Mattox
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Credited cast:
Eric Mabius ... Wayne
Virginia Williams ... Amy
Stefanie Powers ... Brenda
Adam Kulbersh ... Vice Principal Trautman
Michael Grant ... J.D.
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Justene Alpert ... Saloon Girl
Meredith Baxter ... Elaine
Noah Kaye Bentley ... Ice Cream Parlor Boy
Tiffany Boone ... Jenny
Cassandra Braden ... Loretta
Bart Braverman ... Marty
Courtney Taylor Burness ... Karly
Piper Curda ... Fiona
Dalton Day Dalton Day ... Hunter
Wyatt Gray ... Student
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Struggling actor Wayne still needs financial help from his worried parents as major parts are hard to find. Father finally convinces him to make some use of his teaching degree and accept at least an interim as high-school English teacher, for which he proves more adequate then the present staff. When model student J.D. also makes his class's Shakesepeare project an exciting success, Wayne, who also has a budding affair with a helpful school colleague, is offered a dream part in a major commercial, so he must choose. Written by KGF Vissers

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Family | Romance

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The main role in the 'Canadian zombie movie' that Wayne is offered is a reference to Resident Evil, which was partly filmed in Canada and stared Eric Mabius as Matt one of the main characters. See more »

Goofs

In the short films the kids made, Shakespeare is spelled Shakespear. This appears several times in the movie. See more »

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Learning By Teaching
11 August 2013 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

READING, WRITING AND ROMANCE is the latest in the string of Hallmark Channel romantic comedies in which an arts professional takes a temporary job teaching high school and discovers his true vocation of helping to inspire youngsters. It's the sort of inspiring plot that films like TO SIR WITH LOVE used when I was a kid, and for which Richard Dreyfuss was Oscar-nominated in MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS.

Here's it's Eric Mabius in a well-performed turn as a talented but financially marginal actor who returns to the school, inspires the kids with a love of Shakespeare, falling in love with pretty poetry teacher Virginia Williams. The plot is eked out by Malvolio-like Vice-Principal Trautman, played by Adam Kulbersh.

In fact, this movie is structured as a Shakespearean comedy, with Stephanie Powers taking the typical "Duke" role as the high school principal. Although we get little in the way of slapstick comedy, the leads are very charming and are assisted by the usual cohort of older actors, including Meredith Baxter and Martin Mull as Mabius' parents.

It's not a deep or great movie but should please those who decide to tune in.


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Release Date:

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