The Book of Henry

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: June 16, 2017 (limited)
DVD: October 3, 2017
Blu-ray: October 3, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.95
based on 40 votes and 11 reviews
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Cast: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell, Jacob Tremblay, Lee Pace, Dean Norris, Maddie Ziegler, Bobby Moynihan, Geraldine Hughes, Sarah Silverman


Single mother Susan Carpenter (Naomi Watts) is raising her two young sons, Peter (Jacob Tremblay) and Henry (Jaeden Lieberher). Henry is a genius who takes care of the family's finances. When he suspects that his classmate Christina (Maddie Ziegler) is being abused by her stepfather, Glenn Sickleman (Dean Norris), he wants to expose the man, but because Sickleman is the town's police commissioner, he has to be careful.

With his mother's help, Henry puts a plan into motion that will gather information on what the man is doing, but because of Sickleman's position in the town, they run not only into skepticism, but put themselves at risk.

  Canadian Connection: Jacob Tremblay is Canadian.

Director: Colin Trevorrow
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Sidney Kimmel, Jenette Kahn, Adam Richman, Carla Hacken
Screenplay: Gregg Hurwitz
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  • 5 stars "Amazing movie, so much better than what I expected. Jaeden and Jacob are so cute and such good actors, I totally believed they were brothers and loved their relationship. I wish all siblings could be so close and understanding."
  • 1 star "Barely credible, maudlin film takes elements from diverse films like LITTLE MAN TATE, RADIO FLYER, HOME ALONE, and of all things, BLOWN AWAY and blends them together rather unsuccessfully. Good actors are wasted here. Somebody needs to tell Hollywood that prodigies are not good characters for stories."
  • 5 stars "amazeballs"