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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.

Director:

Bill Purple

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Cast

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. 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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I'll Build A Nest
Performed by Bert Lown and His Orchestra
Public Domain
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Too Contrived For Me
21 April 2017 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Maybe I'm too cynical at times but this indie, even with its strong cast and some sweet moments along the way, just came across to me as too contrived with an ending that I thought was really ridiculous. The movie seemed to be trying too hard to make the viewer feel certain emotions but it wasn't happening for me. I will say Maisie Williams was wonderful in her portrayal of young Millie, and her dog Ahab was very cute. Also, Orlando Jones and Richard Robichaux added well to the mix in supporting roles.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2016 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Book of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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