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Book of Love (2004)

Living among fusty academics, an unusual young man gets between a high school history teacher and his wife.

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Elaine Walker
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Chet Becker
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Heather
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Melissa (as Joanna P. Adler)
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Lilian
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Naomi
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Storyline

A young couple, Elaine Walker and David Walker, meet a lonely 15-year-old named Chet Becker in an ice-cream shop, and they become friends. Chet has a crush on Elaine and they have a one-night stand. Elaine tells about her infidelity to David, and their life is affected by the affair. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When good people do bad things. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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18 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Nights in Phnom Penh  »

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Elaine Walker: [singing for David] The book of love is long and boring, no one can lift the damn thing. It's full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing. But I love it when you read to me, and you can read me anything. The book of love is long and boring, and written very long ago. It's full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes and things we're all too young to know. But I love it when you give me things, and you ought to give me wedding rings.
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Rock Nation
Written by: Scott Nickoley and Jamie Dunlap
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amazing movie
6 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i really enjoyed the Book of Love, it was filled with emotion and the directing was wonderful. i saw it at Sundance and felt the acting included some of the best performances that i saw there. Simon Baker's performance was outstanding and definitely deserves recognition. the movie was also humorous and the music was amazing!! Clem Snide adds a great touch to the soundtrack and the placement of the songs in the movie really highlight key moments. I also thought the Book of Love was much more impressive and compelling than the similarly themed movie, The Door in the Floor. the ending was a realistic and thought provoking choice that did justice to the intelligence of the rest of the movie. i definitely recommend this movie!


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