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The Book of Henry (2017)

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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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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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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El libro secreto de Henry  »

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$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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Naomi Watts and Jaeden Lieberher also worked together in St. Vincent (2014). 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 »

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Sheila: Hank.
Henry Carpenter: It's actually Henry. I think you'd be able to retain at least one simple name somewhere beyond that haircut.
Sheila: Nice goggles. They go well with your misshapen head.
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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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Written and Performed by Steve Davis
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Not as bad as everyone is saying it is
15 October 2017 | by See 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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