The Booksellers

2019

Action / Documentary

5
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90% · 63 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 76% · 50 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.9/10 10 2139 2.1K

Director

Top cast

Parker Posey as Self
720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
872.68 MB
1280*714
English 2.0
NR
25 fps
1 hr 34 min
Seeds 1
1.58 GB
1920*1072
English 2.0
NR
25 fps
1 hr 34 min
Seeds 4

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by antony-1 6 / 10

A warm but rambling tale

Beautifully shot, a lively jazz soundtrack and some interesting characters and good interviews.

Fran Lebowitz for me was the standout, and I could listen to her all day.

For me where it falls down is that it has no form of a narrative. A good story has a beginning middle and end. It takes you on an emotional journey. This felt more like a clip show.

Topics are brought up throughout, giving a feeling of a repetition rather than a story being crafted.

Maybe I should embrace the eclectic story, to match the eclectic people. But for me it felt like it needed a message of some sort to sew this all together.

Reviewed by ksf-2 7 / 10

what's happening to the bookstores?

Parker posey, from so many fun things, introduces this documentary on books and booksellers. Even the buildings where the bookseller's show take place have their own really interesting history. Commentary from fran lebowitz and gay talese. Great discussion of then and now.... in the old days, you went on the hunt for whatever or who ever you were collecting. Now, with ebay and the internet, there are twenty copies available, somewhere. The long hunt is just about extinct. If it's out there, it's available for a price. The inter webs have killed off most of the bookstores, and there are only a few left in new york city. People who collect something specific, and really like the hunt... will probably love this. The others, probably not so much. Interesting spotlight on the actual alice, of the famed alice in wonderland. It ends with a discussion of time spent reading and appreciating older, rare books. Good stuff. Directed by dw young, who seems to specialize in short films and documentaries.

Reviewed by larrys3 6 / 10

Mixed Bag Here

One if these documentaries that can be quite fascinating one moment then quite dull the next. So, for me, a mixed bag here.

Gives an inside look at the seldom seen world of antique booksellers and collectors in NYC.. The film also offers a little more optimism about the field being carried on by out younger generation, although the modalities will be most different.

For those viewers that can get through the, at tines, stodginess, the doc does offer some good rewards.

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