• The Book of Henry (2017)

The Book of Henry

Release Date: June 16th, 2017

DVD Release Date: October 3rd, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Single mother Susan Carpenter works as a waitress alongside her feisty family friend Sheila. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own way is Susan's older son Henry. Protective of his brother and a tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother, Henry blazes through the days like a comet. When Susan discovers that the family next door harbors a dark secret, she's surprised to learn that Henry has devised a plan to help the young daughter.

Cast: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Dean Norris, Lee Pace, Maddie Ziegler, Tonya Pinkins

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Double Nickel Entertainment

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Friend, Small town, Son, Revenge, Mystery, Sacrifice, School, House

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The only thing saving the film from utter catastrophe is Watts. show more

  • 40
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    The preposterousness of Gregg Hurwitz's screenplay isn't enough to throw star Naomi Watts off her game, and the actor's sincere performance may suffice to keep a segment of the family-film demographic on board, barely. show more

  • 22
    Andrew CrumpPaste Magazine

    The Book of Henry means well, but it doesn’t do well. It does incoherent pastiche and self-congratulatory pap instead. show more

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