There's so much talent in The Book of Love that you almost forget reviews for it weren't so good out of TIFF. While first-time director Bill Purple remains an unknown the cast he's assembled definitely aren't with Jessica Biel, Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Mary Steenburgen, and Paul Reiser starring, not to mention original music from Justin Timberlake. So what exactly turned audiences off about it? The new trailer has arrived and it may have some answers.
Originally titled The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (which sounds like it should be about a blues musician), this odd little drama follows a widowed architect who befriends a homeless teen girl and helps her build a raft to sail across the Atlantic. My first impression is that it looks a little too precious, but maybe that's exactly what will attract crowds to see it. I shouldn't write this one off, though. Sudeikis surprised me last year with the seemingly random comedy Tumbledown and he may surprise here, too.
The Book of Love opens January 13th 2017.