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The Book of Love (2016)

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (original title)
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Jason Sudeikis stars as a widowed New Orleans architect who strikes up an unlikely relationship with teenage runaway Maisie Williams.

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Bill Purple

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Sudeikis ... Henry Herschel
Maisie Williams ... Millie
Jessica Biel ... Penny Herschel
Mary Steenburgen ... Julia Mureaux
Orlando Jones ... Dumbass
Richard Robichaux ... Pascal
Paul Reiser ... Wendell
Bryan Batt ... Dr. Melvin
Jayson Warner Smith ... Uncle
Christopher Gehrman ... William Willis
Wendy Miklovic ... William Willis' Wife (as Wendy Miklovic Neisler)
George Wilson George Wilson ... Dumbass' Dad
Joshua Mikel ... Thor Heyerdahl
Russ Russo ... David
Cailey Fleming ... 9 Year Old Millie
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Jason Sudeikis stars as a widowed New Orleans architect who strikes up an unlikely relationship with teenage runaway Maisie Williams.

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How far would you go for a lost love?

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Drama

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

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Cornelius 'Dumbass' Thibadeaux: It's garbage.
Henry: No, it's a raft.
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Soundtracks

I'll Build A Nest
Performed by Bert Lown and His Orchestra
Public Domain
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Justin Timberlake composed great music for his wife's Jessica Beal's movie.
22 January 2017 | by subxerogravitySee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2016 (South Korea) See more »

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Louisiana, USA See more »

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