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PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 23 June 2017 (USA)
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With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

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Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila. Her younger son Peter is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own unique way is Susan's older son Henry, age 11. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother - and, through investments, of the family as a whole - Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry's kind classmate Christina, has a dangerous secret - and that Henry has devised a surprising plan to help. As his brainstormed rescue plan for Christina takes shape in thrilling ways, Susan finds herself at the center of it. Written by Focus Features

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Never leave things undone.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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23 June 2017 (USA)  »

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Henry'nin Kitabi  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,424,540 (USA) (16 June 2017)

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$4,219,536 (USA) (7 July 2017)
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Big screen debut of Maddie Ziegler. See more »

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Henry is seen using a payphone to make stock trades. He is using fractions. While it could be just his personality/condition, US markets switched to decimals on April 9, 2001. Later in the movie the doctor shows the MRI scan on a tablet to advanced for pre-2001. See more »

Quotes

Susan Carpenter: I didn't want things to get violent.
Henry Carpenter: Violence isn't the worst thing in the world.
Susan Carpenter: What is then?
Henry Carpenter: Apathy.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Emoji Movie (2017) See more »

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Excellent Night at the Movies
21 June 2017 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I had no idea what this movie was about, but decided to go because the critics panned it but it got good reviews from viewers. This is a wonderful story about some wonderful people in a very not so normal, but loving family. And first and foremost, it is a STORY!!!! So you can suspend your feelings of, "it just does not seem real to me"! It is beautifully filmed; wonderful acting and character development! Your feelings will run the gamut, but that is what excellent storytelling is all about. Do yourself a favor and go see this movie!


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