Thursday, August 7, 2008

Keith Robinson in "The Reading Room" (2005)

Keith Robinson (Joel, Lightspeed) played a supporting role in the 2005 television movie "The Reading Room," which starred film legend James Earl Jones. Robinson appears alongside Jones, whose character creates a reading room in a low income neighborhood to fulfill his deceased wife's final wish. Robinson portrays Darrel, a high school student desperate to get into college, despite his father's negativity over the idea. He comes to the reading room and gets the help he needs for the big test, only to fail. He later learns that he has a reading disability. He is allowed to take the SAT again, in a special untimed session and passes with a high enough score to gain the scholarship he hoped for. In a Disney-related twist, the film also stars High School Musical's Monique Coleman, who plays Leesha, who has a crush on Darrel. Robinson appears throughout the film.

"The Reading Room" is available on DVD

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