The Book of Henry

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  105 min.
In theatres: June 16, 2017 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 3.86
based on 14 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Lee Pace, Dean Norris, Maddie Ziegler, Bobby Moynihan, Geraldine Hughes, Sarah Silverman

Synopsis

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
Official Site: TheBookofHenryFilm.com

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  • 5 stars "Great movie."
  • 5 stars "Glad I do not always follow a review of a movie in a paper..... I enjoyed this movie and would see it again if a chance comes up. I recommend seeing this film - great acting, interesting story line with twists."
  • 1 star "Strains credulity more than a few times."