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
RogerEbert.com

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
Variety

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

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... 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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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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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

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

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar

The Book of Love, much like Henry and the girl's raft, is guaranteed to sink as soon as it sets sail.

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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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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

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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Nigel M. Smith
Guardian

Profound, this film is not.

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