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Written, Produced and Directed by L.W. Smith and David A. Schweiger "The Books Of John" is the first feature from GypsyLar Productions.



Jeff Batton stars as Frank McLean who finds himself alone after suddenly losing John (Rick Pauley), his lover of 12 years, Months later he finds that his partner had been keeping secret diaries. With the information in the
diaries, Frank begins to delve into John's past in an attempt to get to know more about his lost love. The diaries lead him to Cullman, Alabama where he meets Trevor Thomas (Bryen C. Winstead).
Love, lies and betrayel would've likely been
the next chapter in The Books Of John.

Starring Jeff Batton, Bryen Winstead and Alesha K. Willis

Music Score by Diane Durrett

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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000PC72FO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,216 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By James Magel on January 5, 2013
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If you can get past the first 15 minutes of melodrama and overacting, this movie is actually worth watching. The premise was interesting enough to prevent me from shutting this off. The two main characters are reasonbly well developed and this outweighed the other characters which were mere paper cut-outs. There is a tenderness to the drama and a certain honesty. There are some scenes that stretch plausibility but others that are very real. There is some eye candy but I found the above-the-waist bedroom scenes a to be a little puritanical for my taste. Perhaps the producer felt that s/he needed to do this in order to portray a more tender quality.

In short, if you have run out LGBT titles to watch and are bored, then this might be worth your time.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By R. Hortman on December 19, 2008
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While some reviewers may think this story line is unbelieveable, in reality it bears some truth. The music is excellent. The acting is not the best and neither is the transition from scene to scene. However, I stayed glued and never had a clue to how the story line would go until way further in the movie. Maybe I am biased since it was filmed in Atlanta GA and I am a Georgian. I would recommend this movie as it kept me guessing and intrigued
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Brocato on March 9, 2013
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This was a film I could watch on Instant Streaming as an Amazon Prime member.... so I thought I would give it a try one night that I was having problems sleeping. I did make it through the entire film, so it was not completely bad, but there are a lot of problems with this film.

The overall plot is that John, the partner of the films main character Will, dies suddenly. They have been partners for twelve years. Will is in grief, and a few months later, while beginning the process of cleaning things left behind by John, discovers diaries (the books) that John wrote. In the course of reading them, he realizes how little he knew of his partners past life, and visits the hometown of John to put some closure to the situation.

I don't want to give away details of the storyline which would be a spoiler, but the scripting/writing is rather cliche, and a viewer can easily guess the next next developments as scenes play out . (Which is truly unfortunate that an independent film should suffer from low - quality "Hollywood" writing.... or maybe the problem was it was written with the intention of being done by a major studio, and no one would pick it up...???!!!???)

Next, the acting.... sophomoric at best. I have seen better acting on stage in high school productions and in community theater. If the actors in many scenes did more than a read through two or three times with a bit of direction, it seems as though better results could have been accomplished. The problematic writing does not lead to a great deal of character development. The dialogue has little that is subtle... so this shouldn't be rocket science.

The overall production has little interest. The sound quality is not good. The "cinematography" is adequate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael S. Mathews on January 31, 2014
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The Books of John was a satisfying film. Despite starting on a sad note the story moves forward in genuine, if somewhat predictable, story arc. The story was very interesting and was smoothly steered through scenes that could have been cliche but were not because of the authenticity of the performances of the cast. A lovely way to spend an evening.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Anzalone on December 26, 2013
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Like the plot and just wished the ending was a bit better, all and all would watch it and recommend it again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Jay Pees on October 14, 2013
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I enjoyed the story although the acting was quite sub-par. The story line was great and quite easy to follow although at times the pace was tedious. Overall I loved it but there was a lot of room for improvement.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R David Parker on January 24, 2013
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This movie is low budget, bad acting, poor pretty much everything and overall annoying music. If someone threatens your life if you do not watch it, choose carefully.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. King on August 27, 2013
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Worst movie ever ... stopped watching it less than half way thru.
that acting ...... someone needs to go back to acting school or don't quit your day job.
and how old it the director? 10?
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