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The Book of Love (2017)

The Book of Love
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $76,283 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $76,283
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  7. Trailer


To fulfill a promise he made to his late wife, an introverted architect pursues an unlikely friendship with an independent teenage girl. The architect uses his expertise to help the teen with her mysterious goal: to build a raft she intends to use to sail across the sea. Together, they help each other overcome loss and embark on an incredible adventure to do the impossible.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 13th, 2017 (Limited) by Freestyle Releasing
Video Release: April 4th, 2017 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic content, language and drug material.
(Rating bulletin 2454 (Cert #50756), 12/7/2016)
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Mentor, Coming of Age, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Homeless
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Iron Ocean Films, Nine Nights, Electric Entertainment, Darwin Collective, Campfire
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Jessica Biel    Penny
Orlando Jones    Cornelius ‘Dumbass’ Thibadeaux
Paul Reiser    Wendell
Mary Steenburgen    Julia
Bryan Batt    Dr. Melvin
Jayson Warner Smith    Uncle
Christopher Gehrman    William Willis
Wendy Miklovic    William Willis’ Wife

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Production and Technical Credits

Bill Purple    Screenwriter
Robbie Pickering    Screenwriter
Jessica Biel    Producer
Mike Landry    Producer
Carlos Velazquez    Producer
Chuck Pacheco    Producer
Michelle Purple    Producer
Ross M. Dinerstein    Executive Producer
Kevin Connolly    Executive Producer
Robert Ortiz    Executive Producer
Bill Purple    Executive Producer
Gregory P. Shockro    Executive Producer
Justin Timberlake    Composer

Home Market Releases for April 4th, 2017

April 3rd, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This is a terrible week on the home market, mostly. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes out on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and the competition has clearly scared away any other top-level releases. The only other first-run release is Office Christmas Party, which is worth a rental, if you like anti-Christmas movies. As far as Pick of the Week contenders are concerned, there’s Rogue One... and really that’s it. There are a couple of other releases I highlighted, but they wouldn't be contenders during an average week. Don’t Kill It looks good for a low-budget horror movie, while Paterson is coming out on a featureless DVD / Blu-ray. They are worth picking up if you are a fan of their respective genres. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Mixed Reviews Plague Limited Releases as Son of Joseph Sole Exception

January 13th, 2017

The Son of Joseph

It’s a deceptively busy week as far as limited releases are concerned. On the one hand, we have release dates for 21 limited releases this week. On the other hand, there are none that are particularly strong. The only film earning overwhelmingly positive reviews is The Son of Joseph, but even this film has almost no shot at box office success. On the other hand, there are a lot of VOD releases this week. Maybe there’s something worth renting out there. More...

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