Book of Love (1991) - Rotten Tomatoes

Book of Love (1991)





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A teenager in the '50s moves to a new neighborhood and has to deal with all the problems that come with it in this lighthearted feature--complete with a rock 'n' roll soundtrack.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: William Kotzwinkle
On DVD: Apr 27, 2004
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Chris Young
as Jack Twiller
Keith Coogan
as Crutch Kane
Jill Jaress
as Mrs. Twiller
Aeryk Egan
as Peanut
Tricia Leigh Fisher
as Gina Gabooch
Danny Nucci
as Spider Bomboni
Beau Dremann
as Angelo Gabooch
John Achorn
as Mr. Twiller
Michael McKean
as Adult Jack Twiller
Gary Ellenberg
as Drainpipe
Lewis Arquette
as Mr. Malloy
Anna Berger
as Mama Gabooch
Madeleine Berger
as Cleaning Lady Bombon...
Donna Wilson
as Girl Mechanic
Ritch Brinkley
as Moving Van Driver
Lin Shaye
as Mrs. Flynn
Rio Knott
as Gypsy Girl
Jack McGee
as Ticket Taker
Dana Craig
as Diner Owner
Jeremy D. Lawrence
as Dance Instructor
Tom Platz
as Body Builder
Leesa Rowland
as Honeymoon
Bob Sweeney
as Mr. Snow
Joseph Svezia
as Nazareth Pronka
Claudia Bloom
as TV Actress
Cameron Perry
as TV Actor
Randy Crenshaw
as Barbershop Quartet
Kevin Dalby
as Barbershop Quartet
Ken Neufeld
as Barbershop Quartet
Bill New
as Barbershop Quartet
John Hatton
as Prom Band
Marty Kaniger
as Prom Band
Don Raymond
as Prom Band
Robert Sandman
as Prom Band
Billy Block
as Prom Band
Jeremy Lawrence
as Dance Instructor
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Critic Reviews for Book of Love

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

April 3, 2002
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 3, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

One of the best comedies of the 90s! You can't help but fall in love with it!

October 26, 2008

Senior year, bullies, unattainable chick, prom night

Full Review… | May 8, 2004

Audience Reviews for Book of Love


A Brilliant movie!

Leo L

Super Reviewer


A coming of age story set in the 1950's about high school love, best friends and the "what if" that happen in life. With an unknown cast (at that time)...the music of the era is the only thing that propels this comedy. Fans of 'American Graffiti' will most likely enjoy this film more for it's nostalgic look at the music and atmosphere of rebellious youth!!!!!!!!

"Essentially Book of Love is a tamer, less boring version of Mischief (another film you've probably never heard of) but lacks the lovely Kelly Preston. If these cookie cutter 50's comedies are your thing, check it out, otherwise continue pretending it doesn't exist, I've already forgotten about it."

Full review at:

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