‘The Book Of Henry’ Reviewed: Enough Material For A TV Show Crammed Into A Movie

The Book of Henry might have some interesting ideas but the tonal shifts are so frequent and jarring that you’re left wondering what kind of movie this is and who it was made for.

Director: Colin Trevorrow
Summary: A single mother discovers a scheme in her son’s book to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather and sets out to execute the plan at any cost.

There is nothing worse than a good idea executed poorly. All you can do is stare as massively amounts of potential are lost down the drain because of some very bad decisions. In the case of The Book of Henry this bad decision comes from the fact that there was enough material here for an eight episode Netflix mini-series that instead tries to cram all of that information into less than two hours. It does not work and the main reason it does not work is the changes in tone. As you watch The Book of…

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