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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?


David Moore


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Bolt ... Henry
Charlie May-Clark Charlie May-Clark ... Grace (as Charlie May Clark)
John Henshaw ... Charlie
Elaine Cassidy ... Maureen
Dean Andrews ... Bill
Sheila Hancock ... Gran
Perry Millward Perry Millward ... Paul Jeffries
Barbara Flynn ... Mrs Beaumont
Pooky Quesnel Pooky Quesnel ... Mrs Jeffries
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Joey Dodge
Simon Kunz ... Inspector Titmuss
Conor Ryan Conor Ryan ... Boy (as Connor Ryan)
John Draycott ... Photographer
Vicky Connett Vicky Connett ... 1st Movie Fan (as Victoria Connett)
Sarah Price 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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18 December 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Just Henry - A Verdade de Uma Vida See more »

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Color (Technicolor)| Black and White (archive footage from film)

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


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 »


Features The Third Man (1949) See more »

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The new Oliver Twist
11 January 2012 | by fareallSee all my reviews

What a pleasant surprise! This is such a refreshing film that in middle I actually checked myself gawking at the screen. Henry's acting is purposely timid - actually all the acting is quite laid back and rightfully so. This is a film that is capturing another era of film-making. The other negative reviewer is absurd with his observations.

The entire story line is quick paced when they could have given more time to character development but for me I enjoy when there is imagination left to the viewers and the story line moves quickly.

There was drama and intrigue about how Henry's discovery will play out and you couldn't guess the exact recipe until the end. The supporting actors were all top notch. In a great British way that films of old used to be. From the teacher to the mother to the step-father. The film is a wonderful piece of art.

I am an action movie buff but gave this a watch and was not disappointed.

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