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Starring: Sam Claflin, Verónica Echegui, Antonia Clarke, Horacio Garcia Rojas, Melissa Pino, Edwarda Gurrola, Giovani Florido, Galya Vidal
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Amazon Prime romantic comedy directed and co-written by Analeine Cal y Mayor. Book of Love (2022) follows uptight and unsuccessful English writer Henry (Sam Claflin), who’s novel sells to no one. But when his book is suddenly a surprise hit in Mexico, his publicist insists he travel there on a promotional tour. Upon arrival, a confused Henry discovers the reason behind his novel’s popularity, Mexican translator Maria (Verónica Echegui) has rewritten his book as an erotic novel. As his publisher pairs him and Maria on a book tour across Mexico, tempers flair and sparks begin to fly, the two begin to find love and lust despite themselves.
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Henry: [referring to his book] It is a love story.
Allison: And does it get a little saucy?
Henry: No. No. No. Not every story about love has to be about sex. You know, someone once wrote that chastity is the body in the soul’s keeping, and that’s how I feel, so.
Jill – Bookshop Manager: Henry, the book came out six months ago. Two people bought it, one of them being you. And you’re still using it as a chat-up line.
Jill – Bookshop Manager: Want my advice?
Henry: No, not particularly.
Jill – Bookshop Manager: Do something else with your life, Henry. Get a real job. Go on dates. Move on. Stop talking about your bloody book.
Henry: You look more like an air traffic controller than a publisher.
Jen: [moviequotesandmore.com] Take a look at this.
Henry: “So boring I wished I’d watched paint dry instead.”
Jen: Oh, no, no, no. That’s one of your reviews.
Jen: Your book is number one.
Jen: The Sensible Heart is a hit. It is number one in the bestsellers.
Henry: I knew it. I knew it. I knew people in this country had taste.
Jen: It’s not this country.
Henry: Yeah, no. Because there’s something that I remember EM Forster said. He said…
Jen: How about remembering something I just said? It’s not this country. It’s Mexico.
Jen: I don’t know how to explain this to you, Henry. I think your Mexican publisher saw that it was in English, and decided that would make it harder for Mexican readers. So, they had it translated by…
Henry: “Translated by MF Rodriguez.”
Henry: Well, whoever he is, I hope he’s managed to capture all the nuances of the story.
Jen: Are you not engaging with followers?
Henry: Engaging? What?
Jen: You are on Facebook? Twitter? Instagram?
Henry: I have a Linkedln.
Jen: People aren’t coming to you, so you have to go to them. It’s all about engagement.
Henry: I’m a writer.
Jen: Yeah, a writer who needs to get his a** to Mexico and start plugging that book in person, and online. You do this right, this could be just the start for you.
Antonio: [in Spanish] A job came up.
Maria: [in Spanish] No, come on! No.
Antonio: [in Spanish] It’s a very important recording session in San Miguel de Allende. Also, it’s important for my reputation!
Max: [in Spanish] You have one of those?
Diego: [in Spanish] Well, I can stay with my great grandpa.
Max: [in Spanish] Of course, I can take care of him.
Maria: [in Spanish] No, no. The two of you alone are more dangerous than a monkey with a gun.
Max: [in Spanish] I am eighty years-old.
Maria: [in Spanish] Exactly.
'They split up. They get back together. They make love. The end.' - Pedro (Book of Love) Click To Tweet
Henry: [moviequotesandmore.com] I’m sorry I thought my book was translated by your father, alright?
Maria: My father? He’s my grandfather. So, either he’s very young looking, or I’m an old hag.
Maria: [in Spanish] Hey, Diego. I’m a hag!
Maria: [referring to Rosa] She wants to know where you got the idea.
Henry: The idea? Well, I guess the answer to that is it’s a mixture. It’s a mixture of one’s experience and one’s imagination.
Maria: [in Spanish] Experience and imagination.
Rosa – Interviewer: [in English and Spanish] Okay, okay, okay. You must be very imaginative then, and very experienced!
Rosa – Interviewer: [in Spanish] You describe the workings of desire, of lust, so well. It’s incredible. And best of all it’s like you understand what it is to be a man and a woman, sexually possessed.
Maria: [translating to Henry] You’re great.
Henry: What’s going on, with the poster? And why are people sending me naked videos of themselves? What have you done to my book?
Maria: I made some changes.
Henry: Some changes? Okay. What other parts have you changed?
Maria: Only the boring parts.
Henry: It sounds like you’ve rewritten the whole book.
Maria: Like I say, only the boring parts.
Henry: Do you know how long it took me? Five years of writing, rewriting, waiting for the right phrase!
Maria: I think maybe you waited too long.
Henry: And then you came along, and you turned it into a bucket of filth!
Henry: Yes, filth.
Henry: [moviequotesandmore.com] Miss Rodriguez, my characters do not have sex, alright?
Maria: Of course. Of course not. A writer writes from experience.
Pedro: [to Henry] Here he is, the love guru himself.
Maria: I had to make chapter six more interesting.
Henry: What was wrong with chapter six?
Maria: Nothing happens. Like in chapter seven, and chapter five, and chapter three, and chapter one, and the entire book. Nothing happens! Nothing!
Diego: [in Spanish] Mama, shouldn’t you say it’s your book? It seems really unfair.
Maria: [in Spanish] Welcome to the entire history of women, Diego.
Maria: [referring to Henry’s book] I’m sorry. But nothing happens. Nobody does anything. Nobody says anything. Everybody wanders around like, “Can I just please have a glass of water while I describe this beautiful bicycle?” And then, boom. I mean, well, no boom. Boom is too exciting. Then, a squit.
Maria: Yeah, squit. They fall in love, if you can call it that.
Henry: [to Maria] I don’t believe this. First, you insult my book, then you insult me! Now I’m expected to go on television, and say that this morass of filth is something that I wrote! Do you know what? No. No. I’ve had enough.
Pedro: Listen to me, both of you. This book is a hit. So please, work together, and help me sell it, so we can all make some money.
Henry: She has ruined my book, and I plan on telling every single person I meet!
Pedro: And then what? You would be known as the idiot who didn’t even read his own book. Worst, the man who said, “Oh, yes. My book is a success. But I would like it more if it was a flop.”
Maria: A boring flop that nobody wants to read.
Pedro: Okay, Maria. You spiced it up. And now you think you wrote Fifty Shades of Grey? But that book says on the cover “Henry Cooper,” not “Maria Rodriguez.”
Pedro: Maria, you want to tell everybody? Okay, fine. We’ll have a scandal, and the book dies a quick death. So please, smile. Tell people what they want to hear. And get into the car!
Henry: [referring to the steamy poster of the book] Oh, for Pete’s sake.
Pedro: You should see the one we rejected.
Beatriz – TV Host: Henry. You studied English literature and the classics.
Beatriz – TV Host: So, people might expect your book to be boring. But it’s not. It actually reads like a telenovela, like a really sexy soap opera.
Henry: Yes. Yeah. Well, I’m open to many influences.
'Passion is a part of love. Desire, all these things, they're all a part of love.' - Henry (Book of Love) Click To Tweet