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Book of Love

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Boasting a classic rock 'n roll soundtrack and an irresistible young cast Book of Love is a comic chapter in the life of hormone-stricken teen Jack Twiller. Whether throwing wild parties imitating James Dean or streaking through the neighborhood Jack will do whatever it takes to win the elusive girl of his dreams. But in his obsession for the prom queen he overlooks the one girl who really appreciates his unique charm. First love first kiss first car... It's all part of the Book of Love.Running Time: 86 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY UPC: 794043694127

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  • Actors: Chris Young, Keith Coogan, Aeryk Egan, Josie Bissett, Tricia Leigh Fisher
  • Directors: Robert Shaye
  • Writers: William Kotzwinkle
  • Producers: Rachel Talalay, Sara Risher
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 27, 2004
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001DCYT6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,430 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Book of Love" on IMDb

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This movie really tickles my funny bone and it is definitely on my top ten comedies list (check out the excellent book by William Kotzwinkle... also known as "Jack in the Box"... it is a VERY funny memoir). This movie is definitely worth a rent or buy. It has fantasy moments that are kind of "Scrubs"-like, and it will give the right crowd a serious case of the giggles (and roll around laughs). Sure the movie is predictable, but you won't care. Watch it for the laughs (and universal childhood memories). This movie also features a great true to self performance by John Cameron Mitchell the future writer-director-actor of the awesome cult sensation "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". This movie was the first movie ever directed by Robert Shaye (who is now the Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of New Line Cinema... he helped to bring us the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Nightmare on Elm Street Series, and great hits like Frequency... he has since direct "The Last Mimzy"). An R-rated version is now available on DVD (the movie was originally PG-13).
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By deeboard@hotmail.com on May 25, 1999
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The first time you see this movie it's possible you'll lose control of your bowels. I seriously laughed till I stopped. It's definitly a cheesy movie but I found it incredibly humorous. It's cool because it's not a popular movie. I know tons of people who don't like to have a good time and those people won't appreciate the humor. Teenage guys and diapered senior citizens will definitly like this one. It's well worth the money!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Doctor Dean on November 27, 2013
Format: DVD
I have right at 4,000 movies in my collection, and this is probably my favorite teen angst comedy of all time. The serious story of a young boy moving to a new neighborhood and falling in love is marked by some of the funniest moments I can remember, plus it features a beautiful young Josie Bissett. It sort of reminds me of "A Christmas Story" set in summer with somewhat older characters. In fact, the little brother, Peanut, is quite reminiscent of Alfie in that Christmas classic. Now, that said, I have owned three US versions of this DVD and all three quit playing about two-thirds of the way through. I actually digitized my VHS copy and, together with the parts of the US DVD that did work, put together a complette version that was at least twio-thirds digitally remastered, and my VHS transfer wasn't too bad. Most recently, I bought the European PAL version of the movie and tranfered it to NTSC and, after quite a lot of effort, the whole things works. By the way, I only paid about $5 for a new DVD copy with shipping included all the way from England, and have to say that greed is a good part of the reason that people just aren't buying these old classic movies. In my opinion, there are just too many movies out there to pay $20 for any one. Realistically, these old classics, no matter how good they may be, are only worth about $10 at best. Anyway, my trip to owning a complete digitally remastered copy of this thing was a long way to go, but I'm a little OC. To sum it up, this is the best teen comedy ever, but unless you're a die-hard like me, you may never see the whole thing on DVD in the US, and taking a chance on a copy of a disc that is known to have problems in its recording doesn't seem worth $20. I hope this helps.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 27, 1999
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I thought this movie was fairly well done. Sure, there were the requisite 50's cliches but I love them and I recommend this movie to anyone else who shares my sentiments. A highlight was the drunken foursome singing 'Earth Angel' around the piano. The soundtrack adds a lot to the movie if you're a fan of 50's music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Taheen Lopez on January 27, 2014
Format: DVD
Boasting a classic rock 'n roll soundtrack and an irresistible young cast "Book of Love" is a comic chapter in the life of hormone-stricken teen Jack Twiller(Christopher Young).

Whether throwing wild parties imitating James Dean or streaking through the neighborhood Jack will do whatever it takes to win the elusive girl of his dreams,Lily(Josie Bissett), but in his obsession for the prom queen he overlooks the one girl who really appreciates his unique charm. First love first kiss first car... It's all part of the "Book of Love".
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"Book of Love" is a nice coming of age teenage comedy set in the 1950's. It is funny and pretty believable. All the actors play decent parts and the plot moves along nicely. What boy hasn't had a crush on a hot girl whose boyfriend just happened to be a 250 LB linebacker with a cool car. The movie reminded me of "Revenge of the Nerds", "American Pie", "One Crazy Summer" if you enjoyed those films you'll probably like this one as well. The movie has a simple innocence to it and does not take itself very seriously which is why it is so funny. The film does have the normal clichés of a house party when the parents are out of town. A group of outsider friends who have their own clique who are not very popular. The scout camp scene at ranger school is hilarious.

The part where his brother asks the stripper for her autograph at the carnival sideshow is endearing. I really liked how the director opened the film in the future then had the lead character open a year book and go back in time. It was refreshing to see how successful Jack became as a writer at the end of the film going back to meet the girl he seemed meant to be with. Also I liked how Jack was crazy over Lily but the right girl for him was actually Angelo's sister who pushes her bully brother around which I thought was pretty authentic.

There is a lot to like about this movie all the way around. The film came out in 1990 and I don't remember it at all. I did not actually see the film until 10 years later. The film has an anytime appeal to it. I thought it was a carefree feel good movie. The actors all look a little bit older than your common teenager but it does not take away from the film. Finally I liked how they finished the film with Jack explaining how he eventually hooked up with Lily and that they did not live happily ever after. As he drives up to his old Prom Dates house.
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