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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.

Director:

Colin Trevorrow

Writer:

Gregg Hurwitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... Susan Carpenter
Jaeden Martell ... Henry Carpenter (as Jaeden Lieberher)
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never leave things undone.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Book of Henry See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,424,540, 16 June 2017

Gross USA:

$4,219,536
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

This was Colin Trevorrow and John Schwartzman's second film to be shot in the Univisium (2.00:1) format since Jurassic World (2015), although it was projected at 1.85:1 theatrically. 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

Henry Carpenter: We're not supposed to swear in front of Peter.
Peter Carpenter: I think it's far too late for that now.
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Alternate Versions

The film was shot for the Univisium aspect ratio of 2.00:1, but was presented theatrically in the standard 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The Univisium ratio is preserved on the home video release of the film. See more »


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Excellent Night at the Movies
21 June 2017 | by mamakey51See 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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