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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-ager, 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 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-ager, 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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Penny Herschel's (Jessica Biel) date of birth mentioned on the Obituary form is exactly the same as her birth-date in real life 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 »


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I'll Build A Nest
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Great Performances From Two Leads
12 October 2017 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

I stumbled across this charming little movie last night.

Plot sin A Paragraph: Henry (Jason Sudiekis) an introverted architect. Who is grieving the death of his wife in a car accident, sets out to help Millie (Maisie Williams), a homeless teen, who has plans for an ambitious project.

I didn't know anything about this movie, and had never heard anything about it. It was starting on TV and in the absence of anything else to watch, I gave it a go, based on the fact that I think Sudiekis can be funny in the right role, and I love Maisie Williams in Game Of Thrones, and Cyberbully (a movie I feel should be shown in every school)

It's a wonderfully charming movie, that had me welling up. It's a well told, well acted movie that hits all the right spots and has a nice score too!! Both lead actors are heartbreaking!!

It just goes to show that you don't need a remake, a franchise, huge budget or loads of special effects!! An interesting story with great performances are all that is needed to make a good movie.

It's a shame the movie only got a small release with no promotion, and nobody seen it.

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