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The Book of Henry (2017)

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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.

Director:

Colin Trevorrow

Writer:

Gregg Hurwitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... Susan Carpenter
Jaeden Lieberher ... Henry Carpenter
Jacob Tremblay ... Peter Carpenter
Sarah Silverman ... Sheila
Dean Norris ... Glenn Sickleman
Lee Pace ... Dr. David Daniels
Maddie Ziegler ... Christina
Tonya Pinkins ... Principal Wilder
Bobby Moynihan ... John
Geraldine Hughes ... Mrs. Evans
Maxwell Simkins ... Tommy (as Max Simkins)
Jackson Nicoll ... Morris
Donnetta Lavinia Grays ... Nurse Leah
Joel Marsh Garland ... Big Ed
Wass Stevens ... Gary
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Storyline

Juggling a job as a waitress and raising two boys on her own--little Peter, and the 11-year-old child prodigy, Henry--the single mother, Susan Carpenter, has a somewhat chaotic life, depending on Henry to manage the household's finances. However, things will take an unexpected turn, when Henry's innocent crush on the beautiful girl next door and hopeful ballet dancer, Christina, unveils a cruel and shocking revelation, dragging Susan in the middle of a dark conspiracy. Will the Carpenters take the law into their own hands; moreover, what's written inside Henry's little red book? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Never leave things undone.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El libro secreto de Henry See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,424,540, 16 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,219,536, 7 July 2017
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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The film was shot in 36 days. See more »

Goofs

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 too advanced for pre-2001. See more »

Quotes

Glenn Sickleman: [on molesting his step daughter] Who do you think they'll believe?
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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go
Written by Ryan Miller
Performed by Naomi Watts
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Not as bad as everyone is saying it is
15 October 2017 | by sschez-11265See all my reviews

The acting is good, it's competently shot, and has a nice location. The real problems are with this movie is it's tone and the adult characters. At first feels like a fun family movie but then turns into a dark, depressing Jason Bourne style thriller next. And all the adults are morons, especially the mom. Not a gigantic load of garbage but not amazing either.


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