One of the damnedest movies to be released this, or any other, year, The Book of Henry is a well-acted but surprisingly loony movie about a mother who capitalizes on her son's dying wish to murder their allegedly abusive neighbor. Plagued by plot-holes, unbelievably awkward moments, and a misrepresented theme, the comic value of such a perplexing film marginally outweighs the contempt it had potential to inspire.
« The Book of Henry » est une belle leçon d’humanité sur la nature humaine, les parents imparfaits, la dépression, la beauté et la cruauté du monde de l’enfance. Naomi Watts est vraiment une superbe actrice, sa maîtrise des émotions sur le long terme (1h45) est juste hallucinant. Les jeunes acteurs sont également géniaux. Les mélodrames de qualité sortant au cinéma étant extrêmement rare, je vous le recommande.
Besides the plot holes and a few numb moments,i found this movie quite ok because i have huge love for Naomi Watts and for that kid Jaeden Lieberher.I also mention Jacob Tremblay and Maddie Ziegler, great kids as well.
For me all those problems were all erased to almost 0 just because was fun watching those prodigy kids.
The first act is good,very emotional and funny sometimes.The ending could have been better.