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Just Henry (2011)

When his father's World War II war medal is posted to him, Henry decides to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death. But is Henry prepared for the truth?




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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Henry
Charlie May-Clark ... Grace (as Charlie May Clark)
John Henshaw ... Charlie
... Maureen
... Bill
... Gran
Perry Millward ... Paul Jeffries
... Mrs Beaumont
... Mrs Jeffries
... Joey Dodge
... Inspector Titmuss
Conor Ryan ... Boy (as Connor Ryan)
... Photographer
Vicky Connett ... 1st Movie Fan (as Victoria Connett)
Sarah Price ... 2nd Movie Fan


Henry dodge is a troubled 15 year old haunted by his father's tragic death in world war II. Whilst taking photographs for his school project, he spots a man in the background with a striking resemblance to his father, upon seeing the photograph, his mother passes out with shock, could it be his father has returned from the dead? Or is something more sinister at work? Written by polecatsfan

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Release Date:

18 December 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Just Henry - A Verdade de Uma Vida  »

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(Technicolor)| (archive footage from film)

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16:9 HD
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When the school project presentation finishes the piano played by Grace continues to play while she is taking a bow with the other presenters See more »


When Henry watches Great Expectations at the cinema, it is projected at the wrong aspect ratio: despite being made in 4:3, it is projected in widescreen (it looks to be about 16:9) and hence all the people are short and fat. See more »


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Good Film with Typical BBC Qualities
2 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

JUST HENRY concerns the plight of a boy growing up in a small Yorkshire town, circa 1950. He misses his WWII hero dad, doesn't like school and doesn't see much point to it even though a new inspiring teacher helps in this regard, and meets Grace, a very interesting girl who finds herself caught between Henry and his mortal foe, Paul. Like many BBC films, JUST HENRY does a fine job of meshing light, charming, funny moods with some very serious conflicts. Not a lot of frills and/or fast action--just an evenly paced film with a some truly memorable characters. Some really tense and unexpected stuff happens toward the end.

JUST HENRY is based upon a novel by Michelle Magorian and has been criticized for doing paltry justice to the book. All I know is that I enjoyed this film, and if the novel is much better (which is often the case), then I look forward to reading it.

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