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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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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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El libro secreto de Henry  »

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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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Jaeden Lieberher (Henry) and Bobby Moynihan (John) have both appeared in a movie or TV show with Jack Dylan Grazer. Lieberher starred alongside Grazer in the 2017 remake of Stephen King's It. Jack Dylan Grazer portrays Moynihan's 14 year old self in Me, Myself and I. 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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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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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Book of Henry (2017) See more »

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Brilliant
22 June 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Book of Henry is a beautifully layered movie about the joys and sorrows of being a human being. No one in this brilliant story overplays their part; it's such a pleasure to be introduced to each of them as it unfolds. Just as in life there are starts and stops here which captivate the viewer from the beginning and they are drawn in until the ending. For those who say the story might not be plausible simply pick up the newspaper or watch the news these days; anyone involving the human spirit is possible. It would be too brazen to explain the plot in detail because like a great book, a great play or a great novel you simply know it when you see it. Unfortunately, the mass audiences will not appreciate this movie as it will be well above their mindset. I absolutely loved it.


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