As directed by New Line founder Robert Shaye, BOOK OF LOVE is a slight, nostalgic comedy which seems to recede from memory even as it's being watched.
Set less in the actual 50s than a TV compilation of that era, the story follows a bland protagonist named Jack Twiller (Chris Young). After a brief framing device of the adult Jack (Michael McKean), rich and disillusioned, in his black-matted 90s condo the film jumps back to the innocence of his
youth. There we watch the young Jack moving into a new neighborhood. Immediately, as if by scent, the town bullies show up and terrorize poor Jack. The bullies are led by local tough Angelo Gabooch (Beau Dremann). Jack qu...