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Book of Love (2004)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  18 January 2004 (USA)
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Living among fusty academics, an unusual young man gets between a high school history teacher and his wife.

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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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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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The best film I saw at Sundance, it never condescended to the audience.
29 November 2004 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

All three principal actors - Baker, O'Connor, and Smith, gave the strongest performances I've ever seen them give. Baker particularly should be a major star. He was heartbreaking in Book of Love. What I also liked was that the writer and director refused to judge his characters and their behavior. And that he trusted us, the audience, enough to let us make our own decisions. Unlike most Hollywood - and Sundance - movies, he refused to wrap things up neatly at the end for us. A strong, intelligent film. Highly recommended.


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