Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything is Susan’s older son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), age 11. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother – and, through investments, of the family – Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry’s kind classmate Christina (Maddie Ziegler), 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.
"THE BOOK OF HENRY - Official Trailer [HD] - In Theaters June 16"
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Our legacy isn't how many commas we have in our bank account, it's who we're lucky enough to have in our lives and what we can leave them with.
Henry, remind me again why we can't put you in a gifted school.
Because it's better for my psychosocial development for me to interact with a peer group at a normal school environment.
Susan? I guess I could just set you up with direct deposit if that's easier.
Uh, I don't know. I'll have to ask Henry.
You have to ask your 11-year-old?
Did our financial statement come in the mail today?
Yeah. I forgot to give it to you.
I don't know how you do it. All by yourself.
Come on, I have Henry! Find me another male of the species who's more grown up than him.
I'd like to.
This story, it's about me, my brother, my mom and the girl who lived next door.
Henry and Peter, they're lucky to have you.
And your father's lucky to have you, too.
Mom, I have to tell you something and it's very important. Christina's in trouble. When someone hurts someone else, we have to make it better. There's only one way to stop it. I'd hoped to do it all myself, but that's not an option.
There has to be another way to help Christina. Why there's no way to help...
Mr. Sickleman is the police commissioner. I'm not going to subject him to public scrutiny without conclusive evidence.
OK. Let's do this.
Mom, everything you need is right here. I'll be with you the whole time.
I know what you've done. Henry documented all of it.
Who do you think they're gonna believe?
It can't be left undone. No matter what, don't panic.
I'm not panicking!
We have to make it better.
(Lyrics) I lie awake and watch it all
It feels like thousand eyes
I'll be the calm
I'll be the hunter
A tower that casts a shade
Undo this storm and wait
Why There's No Other Way To Help Christina
Academy Award Nominee
The Book of Henry