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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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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 ... Dumbass' Dad
Joshua Mikel ... Thor Heyerdahl
Russ Russo ... David
Cailey Fleming ... 9 Year Old Millie


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?



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Justin Timberlake's first foray into musical score composition. See more »


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 »


[Henry ate a lot of pot and fell on the floor]
Henry: The floor attacked me.
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The Book Of Love
Written by Stephin Merritt
Published by House of Hassle
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
Performed by The Shadowboxers
Produced by Justin Timberlake
Courtesy of Villa 40 Records
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Enjoyable & heartwarming
13 January 2017 | by celticrose-23097See all my reviews

Maisie Williams is a superb actress in everything she does,including this & Jason Sudekis does an excellent drama role. It's a wonderful movie, put together well,explaining how these 2 different people, 1 teenager& 1 adult came together through his wife & built a raft together so the girl could continue her fathers voyage. Could have done without Jason's 2 handyman, or at least the nickname for one (dumbass) & the fact that one doesn't speak any English, but other than that it kept my interest and that's a good thing 😊 It had a little bit of everything in my opinion..comedy,drama, adventure....it was happy,sad,made me laugh & cry. I recommend it! Not everyone will have the same opinion. Just give it a try.

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