The Book of Henry (2017)

This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“I didn’t want things to get violent.” – Susan Carpenter

“Violence isn’t the worst thing in the world.”- Henry Carpenter

“What is then?” – Susan Carpenter

“Apathy.” – Henry Carpenter

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Aug 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A young boy, fearing for the safety of his neighbor, enlists his mother and conceives a scheme to save the girl from her abusive father

Bottom Line – Amazing story that plays out really well. Naomi Watts is great here and helps make things seem so realistic.  The story moves along at a great pace and the way that they leave breadcrumbs along the way help keep things so engaging and fun to watch. The love Watts has for her children is so encompassing and allows the events of the film to move into some great places.  Jaeden Martell and Jacob Trembley are both superb as her sons who are really developed in a deep way.  The story has some really profound moments that help keep things so enjoyable to watch unfold since it constantly goes in directions that one might never have expected. The dialogue is quite powerful and enhances the story so much along the way. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In an interview with Chris Stuckmann, Colin Trevorrow said the screenplay was 20 years old. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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