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The Book of Love (2016)

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 14 April 2016 (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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Wendell
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Dr. Melvin
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William Willis
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William Willis' Wife (as Wendy Miklovic Neisler)
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Dumbass' Dad
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Thor Heyerdahl
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David
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9 Year Old Millie
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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 »

Goofs

Henry tries to cook with pot by adding buds to a soup. Cooking in this way would make you sick, not high. The THC has to be extracted from the weed (usually by simmering in butter then cooled, which can then be used to cook with). The way Henry uses it, the THC would cook away, and then remaining plant material would be bitter enough to make him sick. See more »

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The Girl: [narrating] Some people try to hold on to their memories. Others try to forget. Neither works. And after enough time passes by, you find you ain't the same as you used to be.
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I'll Build A Nest
Performed by Bert Lown and His Orchestra
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I liked it
21 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

In short, I liked this movie a lot; it made me laugh and cry, though not without a few eye-rolls in between. That being said, I think it deserves more than the 5.5 rating--at least 6.5/7.

I agree in part with both the reviews on here (the 2 star, and the 8 star) in that sure, it was cheesy at times and the writing often struck me as contrived, but the superb acting from our two leads carried the movie to heights it wouldn't have achieved otherwise.

I'm a Sudeikis fan and as usual he delivered a solid performance. I believed and felt what his character was going through--the paralyzing, confused helplessness of loss and subsequent searching for understanding.

Maisie Williams is awesome. I felt like even though Sudeikis got more screen time, Williams was the star here and kept me intrigued throughout. Such a great, authentic actress.

Overall, really enjoyed the movie and would definitely recommend it.


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