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The Book of Love (2016)

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 13 January 2017 (USA)
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Henry is an introverted architect. After the death of his wife in a car accident, he sets out to help Millie, a homeless teen, to build a raft to sail across the Atlantic.

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Henry is an introverted architect. After the death of his wife in a car accident, he sets out to help Millie, a homeless teen, to build a raft to sail across the Atlantic.

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How far would you go for a lost love?

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content, language and drug material | See all certifications »
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Chloë Grace Moretz was originally set to portray Millie, but (like Morgan) left the project due to scheduling conflicts; Maisie Williams replaced her. See more »

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Scrabble: [made by letters] It's not on any map. True places never are.
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The Book of Love
Performed by The Shadowboxers
(P) 2017 Tennman Films II Inc., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment
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Justin Timberlake composed great music for his wife's Jessica Beal's movie.
22 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a fairly good movie staring Tim Hanks wanna be Jason Sudeikis as a man who just lost his wife (Played by Jessica Beal) in a car crash. In order to cope with the lost, he helps a young troubled teenager built a raft.

It does feel like another one of these movies that seems to work as a test flight for Jason Sudeikis, it's about time he got this plane off the ground with more major releases. I think he's there, but I guess the rest of the world is not so sure.

The Book of Love is definitely up his alley as it's a little weird but very charming, and though it's a fun picture, I've seen Sudeikis appear and more solid efforts like Tumbledown.

What stands out mostly in this movie is Justin Timberlake's turn as a film composer. He's been doing this a lot lately with such movies as Trolls (as music supervisor), which makes more sense to a pop music icon like JT, but this movie showed that he was serious about the gig as the score really landed the mood of the whole film.

Jessica Beal had a small but important part in the film that makes you want to know more about the character she's playing. I guess being the producer was good enough over needing a bigger role.

Overall, I say that I did like the film, but Jason Sudeikis has stared in similar films that are better.

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