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The Book of Love (2016)

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 20 October 2017 (Vietnam)
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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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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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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?

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Zach Braff and Jason Sudeikis were considered for the lead role but Jeffrey Dean Morgan was cast. Morgan, however, left the project due to scheduling conflicts and Sudeikis replaced him. 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

[Last lines]
The Girl: [narrating] I've read in a book once that 67% of people die when nobody's looking. What I never could find out... is how many people lived while nobody's watching. But I guess they just don't print shit like that.
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Soundtracks

I'll Build A Nest
Performed by Bert Lown and His Orchestra
Public Domain
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I liked it
21 January 2017 | by BeavisMoonSee 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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Language:

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Release Date:

20 October 2017 (Vietnam) See more »

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The Book of Love See more »

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Louisiana, USA See more »

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