The Book of Love

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Bill Purple
Production: Electric Entertainment
 
IMDB:
6.0
Metacritic:
27
Rotten Tomatoes:
8%
PG-13
Year:
2016
106 min
9 Views

People always

be starting stories

with some dick-weed saying,

like, "once upon a time,"

or, "legend has it."

Ever noticed that?

Hey.

My pa used to say

that most stories ain't true

and usually don't start

where you expect.

They really start

on some regular day...

With some regular person.

This is one of them stories.

Exactly.

Well, good morning, New Orleans.

It's 20 minutes past the hour,

and it looks like...

Hey, penny?

Honey, have you seen

my brown loafers?

Yeah.

Great. Where are they?

Oh, I threw those away.

You... okay. Why?

Because they're brown loafers.

But what am I

gonna wear to work?

Darling, just look

under the bed.

Look under the bed?

That's a good idea.

Oh, boy.

What is this?

Hmm.

Mm-hmm.

Mm.

Well?

Hon, I can't wear

purple sneakers to work.

They're not purple.

Those are magenta.

And trust me, my love,

they're the shit.

They are?

Try something new, Henry.

Be bold.

Plus, you could use

a little bit of style.

You gonna work late tonight?

Yeah. Well,

I don't know. Depends.

You know, if the developers

like my plans,

I'm sure Wendell would

want me to jump right in.

It's a huge account for us.

I mean, they could hate it.

Whole thing goes south,

it'd be really

embarrassing for me.

I don't know. It's actually

a lot of pressure.

Don't worry. They're gonna

think you're brilliant.

I'm so proud of you.

Well, if you're right,

could be a huge promotion,

a pay raise at least,

so we won't have to worry about

paying for that new kitchen.

Or you could take me on

that trip you promised.

I know. I know. I know.

I promise still, okay?

Next month, all right?

Well, not next month, Henry.

Oh.

Oh, right, yeah.

Of course.

Baby, yeah.

Hey, babe,

have you seen that girl

who's been fishing around

in our trash before?

Girl? No. What girl?

14, 15 maybe.

Uh-huh.

She's kind of

cool-looking.

I mean, she's been rooting around

in there for the past few weeks.

Just kind of thought I...I

should talk to her or something.

If you see her,

can you help her?

Yeah, I promise.

Hey, have you seen my...

Henry.

What?

Promise me now.

I promise. I promise.

Yeah, I will.

Okay.

Have you seen my...

I'm looking for my...

It's on the mantel.

For my... oh, yeah. Oh.

Hey, do you want

to have lunch together?

Oh, I can't. I'm going

to see my mother for lunch,

and then I gotta

go see Dr. Parker.

Hey, hold on.

You're gonna see Julia?

When was the last time

you guys spoke?

Besides one very

passive-aggressive email exchange,

maybe two months.

You want me to come

along, you know?

I could swing by, pick you up.

You know, we could brave

the storm together.

Well, there's no sense

in torturing us both.

She'll probably

cancel on me anyway.

Okay. All right.

I love you.

I'll see you later.

Oh, no, you don't.

Come and give a gal a kiss.

Yeah, sorry.

Hey, honey.

Honey, it's locked.

Door's locked.

What's the password?

Penny, come on.

I'm running late.

I'm nervous as heck.

Henry, don't be such a lump.

See that?

That's where my lips

are gonna be.

We're gonna synchronize on three.

Eyes closed.

Okay. I...

Are they closed?

My eye... yeah.

All right.

One...

Two...

Mm.

Three.

I love you, but you're kind of crazy.

You know that?

I'm not the one wearing

purple sneakers.

Right.

I'll see you later.

Bye.

Yup, Henry was

your average working schlub,

9:
00 to 5:00,

pay your bills,

the whole circus.

He lived each day

according to a plan...

Oh, no, no. No.

I'm fine. Thank you.

Knowing exactly how it would go

from the start to the end.

He had no reason

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