Book of Love (2002 film)

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Book of Love
Book of Love (2002) DVD.jpg
Directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd
Produced by Nedal Abdul
Tracey Baker-Simmons
Jeffrey W. Byrd
Carl Craig
Eric K. George
Luce Gordon
Nia Hill
D'Angela Steed
J. Steed
Written by Jeffrey W. Byrd
Starring Eric K. George
Anthony "Treach" Criss
Richard T. Jones
Robin Givens
Salli Richardson
Narrated by Anthony "Treach" Criss
Eric K. George
Richard T. Jones
Music by Stephen James Taylor
Cinematography Carl Bartels
Edited by Jeffrey Cooper
Distributed by Artisan Entertainment
Crossroads Pictures
Release date
Running time
91 min.
Country U.S.A.
Language English

Book of Love, also known as Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs, is a 2002 romantic comedy film, written and directed by Jeffrey W. Byrd, and starring Anthony "Treach" Criss, Eric K. George, and Richard T. Jones as its three male protagonists.


Book of Love is a mockumentary following the unrelated stories of three L.A. bachelors (George, Criss, and Jones) as they recover from a series of unhealthy relationships. The team of average Joes are no match for their manipulative girlfriends (Salli Richardson, Mari Morrow, and Robin Givens), however, and the over eager men are taken for all they're worth.

It's this manipulative, self-serving treatment that drives the young bachelors into behaving like "dogs" themselves. Written and directed by Jeffrey Byrd, Book of Love was produced by both BET Studios and 5th GearEntertainment, and eventually released by Strange Fruit Films.



Cameo appearances in the film include: Darryl "Chill" Mitchell, Eric A. Payne, Flex Alexander, Gillian Iliana Waters, Jagged Edge, John Salley, Khalil Kain, Loretta Devine, Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa), Robert Townsend, and Taraji P. Henson

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