Love by the Book

2015

Drama / Family / Romance

60
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 1,180

Synopsis


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Cast

Cherilyn Wilson as Jane Graham
John Schneider as Joel Wallace
Leah Renee as Emma Graham
Ryan Bittle as Andrew Steele
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808.54 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
90 min
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1.47 GB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
90 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by lexiereilly 9 / 10 / 10

Beautifully teaches a lesson with a quirky, romantic typical Hallmark twist

It's an enchanting, quirky film about real life and real decision and relationships. Before you judge this movie, take in consideration of little girls who grew up watching Disney fairytale a their entire lives, hoping and dreaming that they would actually find their Prince Charming. Is he really going to ride up on a white horse? Of course not. These girls as they grow up realize that, but the idea of Prince Charming with all his bells and whistles still captures their thoughts. Love by the Book allows that fairytale to come to life in a completely different light: that is not about the romantic things a guy does, but his support and love to help you become a better person. We see Emma grow through the story as Eric helps her. And we also see Eric grow as well. As Phil declared after Emma read her first blog post, "this one gets an A."

Reviewed by jillian-owens 5 / 10 / 10

I couldn't even finish...

I'm a sucker for a good Hallmark/Lifetime/ABC Family movie. I've have never, to this point, left one unfinished. I'm one of those people that never leaves a book unfinished or stops a movie early because I always want to know how it ends. That said.. this is the worst acting I have seen so far; and I'm comparing this to other made-for-TV-moves. I think I am at the 13 minute mark and Leah Renee and the character she plays is like a knife to my stomach. Maybe the director was trying to make her seem like a hard up Disney princess type... but the voice, the hesitations in her acting (?)...horrible. I. Just. Can't.

Reviewed by rebekahrox 5 / 10 / 10

Strong cast supporting the hopeless hapless heroine.

Not one of the better Hallmarks, made even worse by Leah Renee who plays the heroine, Emma Graham, the totally clueless bookstore owner. This Kate Upton lookalike talks in a little girl breathy mincing way which actually kinda fits with her character who is so dumb she does not even know her business is failing, has zero business sense, and does not even know what the internet is for. She seems to regard her bookstore as a fun cute way to indulge her romantic fantasies instead of a business that the community and her employees might find valuable to their lives and livelihoods. When the son of her major investor (what...why?) sent to save her business offers a 20 % discount on the book she is reading to the kiddies during story hour, she is horrified. Imagine! A retailer having the crassness to actually try to (gasp!) sell something! Why is she in retail? Please tell me. She just should have been a librarian. One little tidbit that I found quite amusing was all the fake book titles used in creating this bookstore romance. Of course she hates the guy who is pointing out all of her obviously stupid business decisions (excuse me, scratch the word "business") about her store and falls for an over-fed smarmy cornball who checks all of the boxes of her "Prince Charming". Halfway through she finally gets hit with a cluestick and climbs out of her ivory tower and starts to see some sense in business and in romance. Kristopher Turner who plays Eric the smarty whose business it is to save failing businesses was a doll and I enjoyed the character and his performance. He was very cute and kind of nerdy (that's a good thing). He managed to bump this treacle up at least 2 stars. Stephanie Powers is in this playing an employee of the bookstore and she looks amazing. Why they have her married to an overweight old goat who looks like he has one foot in the grave is beyond me. They should have hooked her up with getting better and better with age John Schneider who plays the rich investor. As with many Hallmarks, there is a secondary romance with Emma's sister and her fiancé which was more interesting than the primary romance. The capable actress who played her sister, looked like a slightly less stunning Scarlett Johannson. I wish the two actresses would have changed roles. That would have bumped it up another two stars. Though the script pretty much locked her in too being an idiot in business and love, it was Leah Renee's delivery which made her eyerollingly infantile and weak. Cherilyn Wilson who played her sister Jane seemed much more suitable to the lead role

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