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The Book of Henry – Movie Review

The Book of Henry – Movie Review

So, I want to preface this by saying that I always enter a theater with an open mind, and a bottle of water. I actually liked the film overall, despite the darkness….

Book of Henry Review
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Pros
It's dark and thought-provoking, attacking "the system" and small-town politics. The kid is smart and respected because of his intelligence, and that's nice to see. That hasn't always been the case.
Cons
There are a LOT of holes in the script filled with implausibility. I can suspend disbelief for a horror film or a superhero movie, but for something that's supposed to be based in logic, this really misses a bunch of obvious steps. Point the first/only: in a world full of technology, you might want to just get a camera to provide the proof and stop letting this girl get tortured. Basically, problem solved, end of movie. Smart kid didn't do the most obvious smart move. Plus his tree fort was clearly built by a team of pros, no way a kid could have done that without a crane and an engineer, and 10 helpers.
Summary
So, I want to preface this by saying that I always enter a theater with an open mind, and a bottle of water. I actually liked the film overall, despite the darkness and implausibility. I think indie films are supposed to provoke emotions and this definitely does the job. I recommended seeing it in theaters because I don't think it's going to get a wide release and may get lost in the shuffle for digital distribution since it's getting panned by some reviewers.
Plot3
Writing3
Fanboy Factor0
Babe Factor0
See in Theaters?4

 

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