The Book of Love

The Book of Love

DVD - 2017
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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, to build a raft to sail across the Atlantic.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD Book 3565
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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COURIER3
Dec 17, 2017

The first half believable, second half was not. Lot's of flashbacks .Building a raft to sail the Atlantic with a homeless teenager??????? Expected a better story.

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jimg2000
Oct 23, 2017

A quirky metaphor on rebuilding one's life when a loved one died, in this case, a deadly car accident when nobody's looking. Main attractions were the very pregnant perky wife played by radiant Jessica Biel (and she had all the good lines!) and the very convincing rough looking teen Maisie Williams. In comparison, the main man, Jason Sudeikis performed just okay and could not escape his comedy persona during the grieving scenes.

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jimg2000
Oct 23, 2017

All right, son, there's an old Japanese saying. "When the noble carp has lost its hatchling..."
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He's helping me, and I'm gonna help him.
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33% of deaths happen while someone is watching. But Henry wasn't there
on that Tuesday penny died. I wonder why it is, when life turns on you, you go back to those places in your mind, those places you knew, that made you happy, made you feel safe. Sometimes it's the spark of a memory, like the places we've been, things we done before, or people we knew or loved. In the end, I think that's what it's all about, the people that left a mark on you. You want to hold on to 'em. You want to take 'em with you, but you can't. When you're in trouble, you hold on to anything that makes you feel right again, but it's like holding on to water in your hands.

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jimg2000
Oct 23, 2017

My pa always said the sea was a lonely place when you're way out there
and there ain't another soul for weeks around, that you can feel the loneliness like a weight around your heart. I think he meant that we ain't supposed to be alone on our journeys, that we need them other people to know we're alive, that we matter.
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Henry, there's an old Japanese proverb. The wounded koi cannot tend to its gills if it seeks solace and diversion of the pleasant seaweed god. Do you have any idea what... what that means?
-Am I the koi?
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Some people try to hold on to their memories. Others try to forget. Neither works. And after enough time passes by, you find you ain't the same as you used to be.
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How old is she?
-She's 16.
Oh, my, god, Henry. Are you and she...
-What? No! No, of course not! No, I-I'm helping her.
Helping her with what?
-I told you. We're building a raft.

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