The Book Of Love
The Book Of Love (2017)

After tragedy strikes, Henry, is haunted by his former wife Penny, (Jessica Biel), when he befriends a troubled teen named Millie and they build a raft together and subsequently rebuild their lives.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 13, 2017
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2017
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Christy Lemire

Filled with contrivances, false emotions and even flimsier accents, it strains mightily to tug at our heartstrings while also enticing us with whimsy, and fails on both fronts.

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Nick Schager

Not even a Justin Timberlake score can lift this sodden collection of forced emotions and overripe indie cliches.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Uneven drama about two lost souls has swearing, drug use.

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Katie Walsh
Los Angeles Times

Fo a film thats trying very hard to make you feel, it sure leaves you cold.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

On top of everything else, The Book of Love is an utter bore. No one will care whether Henry gets over the emotional loss of losing his wife or not, or if Millie gets to explore the sea

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Brian Orndorf

Perhaps Purple and Pickering have honest intentions, but "The Book of Love" doesn't deliver sincerity. It's more comfortable with heavily sugared predictability.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Cloyingly sentimental and annoyingly whimsical, director Bill Purple's The Book of Love is one of those movies that all-too-neatly tries to turn grief into personal growth at the audience's expense.

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Jim Schembri

Finely prepared mush with some nice riffs about acceptance and moving on that unspools quite pleasantly in the home entertainment environment...a modest, well-made, small-scale film with a simple message.

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Todd Jorgenson

... overdoses on self-help chestnuts, forced comic interludes and bad Cajun accents, while offering little insight into the grieving process that hasn't been explored with more sincerity elsewhere.

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