5.8/10
1,375
9 user 8 critic

The Book of Love (2016)

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 13 January 2017 (USA)
Trailer
2:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
4,212 ( 1,025)

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Henry Herschel
...
...
Penny Herschel
...
Julia Mureaux
...
Dumbass
...
Pascal
...
Wendell
...
Dr. Melvin
...
Uncle
...
William Willis
...
William Willis' Wife (as Wendy Miklovic Neisler)
...
Dumbass' Dad
...
...
David
...
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

How far would you go for a lost love?

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, language and drug material | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Book of Love  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Zach Braff and Jason Sudeikis were considered for the lead role but Jeffrey Dean Morgan was cast. Morgan, however, left the project due to scheduling conflicts and Sudeikis replaced him. See more »

Quotes

Henry: I love you but you're kinda crazy, you know that?
Penny: [laughs] I'm not the one wearing purple sneakers.
See more »


Soundtracks

I'll Build A Nest
Performed by Bert Lown and His Orchestra
Public Domain
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I really hope Sudeikis can bounce back from this.
25 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'THE BOOK OF LOVE': Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

A drama starring Jason Sudeikis as a depressed architect, that's struggling to get over the sudden tragic death of his pregnant wife. He then befriends a teenage runaway girl, and he helps her build a raft to sail across the Atlantic on. It costars Jessica Biel (who also co-produced the film), Maisie Williams, Orlando Jones, Paul Reiser and Mary Steenburgen. It was directed by debut feature filmmaker Bill Purple, and the script was written by Purple and Robbie Pickering. Justin Timberlake did the score music for the movie. The film had a very limited release in theaters, and it got unanimously negative reviews from critics. I was pretty disappointed with the movie as well.

Henry (Sudeikis) was a happily married successful architect, with a kid on the way, until his free-spirited wife Penny (Biel) dies in a sudden car crash (along with their unborn child). Henry has a horrendous time trying to get over this, until he meets a teenage runaway girl, named Millie (Williams). Millie was someone that Henry's wife had asked him to help, so he decides to help her by helping her build a raft to sail across the Atlantic on (which has always been her dream). Henry appears to go a little crazy in the process.

The movie starts out promising, and I love Jason Sudeikis (Jessica Biel is really likable in her role in this film too). Paul Reiser, Orlando Jones and Mary Steenburgen are always reliable in supporting roles as well. The fact that Timberlake wanted to compose the music for the movie also makes it seem more promising. The first time director just wasn't up to the task though, and the film is extremely cheesy and overly sentimental as a result. All of the drama is forced, and the little bit of comedy in the film doesn't work either. It's a shame, considering all of the talent involved. I really hope Sudeikis can bounce back from this.

Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: https://youtu.be/WXRjz4hXVvs


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?