The Book of Henry – Movie Review

Official Synopsis:

A single mother discovers a scheme in her son’s book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.

Review Summary:

The Book of Henry is an original story that breaks rules. It will undoubtedly rattle audiences as a result. I think that’s great.

There’s enough sequels, reboots, prequels, franchise-films and spinoffs released each week, let’s make room for an original story. The acting is real, the storytelling is fresh yet somehow familiar, and the tonal shifts are jarring.

(See the above video review for a more in-depth discussion)

Grade: B

Directed by: Colin Trevorrow

Starring: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, Maddie Ziegler, Dean Norris

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language

Run Time: 105 min

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