The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.
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. Written by
Director Colin Trevorrow said he first read a version of the screenplay, that was "much more of a black comedy", but he "wasn't really interested" in making such a movie, therefore it was changed. See more »
Henry is seen using a payphone to make stock trades. He is using fractions. While it could be just his personality/condition, US markets switched to decimals on April 9, 2001. Later in the movie the doctor shows the MRI scan on a tablet to advanced for pre-2001. See more »
This film tells the story of a genius young boy who takes care of his single mother and his younger brother in almost every aspect of life. He embarks on helping the neighbour girl from suspected abuse, and comes with a detailed action plan.
I enjoyed the first half of "The Book of Henry" very much. It is almost amazing to see boy who is so bright and knows basically everything there is to know. He is mature and wise. The tragedy in the middle is sad, and touches heartstrings. The second half gets a bit out of hand, as the detailed plan is rather unbelievable. Would a child honestly ask his mother to do that task? He should be clever enough to know the consequences of that for the mother.
Despite that, the film has a good story. It is also great to see the combination of Jacob Tremblay from "Room", and Jaeden Lieberher fresh from "It". and I enjoyed watching it.
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