The Book of Love

The only reason that this movie has any redeeming qualities at all is because the three leads are excellent (I am a fan of all three and that’s the only reason I gave this a look).  Don’t get me wrong – the script is awful and the film is one long cliché.  And it’s sloooooow – the only reason I got through it is because I was watching it while jogging on the treadmill.  I think someone could make a drinking game where you’d drink every time Maisie Williams made an attempt at a Louisiana accent.  And the music… terribly cliched coffeehouse crap you’d hear on an adult contemporary station (which is surprising because Timberlake was behind it).  But in the end you kind of have to give in to it and it is satisfying on some Hallmarkish level.

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Movie title: The Book of Love

Movie description: After tragedy strikes Henry and Penny, he befriends a tenacious young girl and discovers she is constructing a raft to sail across the Atlantic to find her lost father. Together, along with some unlikely friends, they set forth to construct the vessel and subsequently rebuild their lives.

Date published: 2021-03-28

Director(s): Bill Purple

Actor(s): Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Mary Steenburgen, Orlando Jones, Paul Reiser, Joshua Mikel, Jayson Warner Smith, Richard Robichaux, Russ Russo, Christopher Gehrman, Wendy Miklovic, George Wilson, Cailey Fleming, Natalie Mejer, Sheldon Frett, Madeleine Woolner, Darnekia Dowl

Genre: Drama

My Review

The only reason that this movie has any redeeming qualities at all is because the three leads are excellent (I am a fan of all three and that’s the only reason I gave this a look).  Don’t get me wrong – the script is awful and the film is one long cliché.  And it’s sloooooow – the only reason I got through it is because I was watching it while jogging on the treadmill.  I think someone could make a drinking game where you’d drink every time Maisie Williams made an attempt at a Louisiana accent.  And the music… terribly cliched coffeehouse crap you’d hear on an adult contemporary station (which is surprising because Timberlake was behind it).  But in the end you kind of have to give in to it and it is satisfying on some Hallmarkish level.

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