The Book of Henry

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Colin Trevorrow
Production: Focus Features
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

isn't about the color

of your fur,

it's about what

you've got beneath it.

The end.


It was well told.


You try writing

and drawing something.

It's about something.

It's a metaphor.

It seems someone hasn't

grasped the blue squirrel's

moral of acceptance.

Young engineer award?

When did you get this one?

It's no big deal.

I'd be psyched

if I won that.

I wouldn't just toss it

in the corner.

You can have it.

Okay. Let's get your

little tushies into bed.

You think I'm running

a nightclub here?

Can we do movie night tomorrow?

I can't, hon.

I've got the dinner shift.

Mom, I told you,

you don't have to work anymore.

What do you mean she doesn't

have to work anymore?


I'm just saying, it,

it's not necessary.

Just stay home

and work on your storybooks.

I'm sorry.

Are you sure?

Because... I mean,

I don't wanna invade

your sense of personal space

or anything.



On or off?

- On.

- Off.

Open or closed?

- Open.

- Closed.

Yikes, it's hot.

- Hey, mom?

- Yeah.

- Double click here.

- Easy! It's expensive.

Then you download

the bank statement

directly into the program.

Who says you're not smart?

No one.

Show me

what I just taught you.

I'm not a child, Henry.

Show me.

Okay. That's enough.

Let's see.

You just deleted

last month.

You're not doing

that right.

- What?

- Here, mom.


Great. It's Glenn.

Mr. Sickleman.



I was wondering,

would you mind

keeping an eye

on your lawn?

Your unraked leaves are blowing

over to my property.

It's just hard to keep up.


Yeah, I'll try.

Sorry, Glenn.

- Hey, sweetie!

- Hi.

Come here.


Look at you.


Found this in the woods.

Little cops in training,


Sorry, to be a pain

about the leaves.

I know it doesn't seem like

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Gregg Hurwitz

Gregg Andrew Hurwitz is an American novelist, script writer and producer. Most of his novels are in the thriller fiction genre. His script writing work includes a film adaptation of his book Orphan X, a TV adaptation of Joby Warrick's Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS and a screenplay for the 2017 film The Book of Henry. He also has written a number of comic books for comic book publishers like DC Comics and Marvel Comics. more…

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