THE BOOK OF HENRY ★★ Di­rected by Colin Trevor­row. Star­ring Naomi Watts, Jae­den Lieber­her, Ja­cob Trem­blay, Sarah Sil­ver­man

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Henry’s (Lieber­her) dy­ing wish is that his mother fol­low the elab­o­rate in­struc­tions left in a red note­book, in­struc­tions that will al­low her to help the with­drawn and sex­u­allyabused teenage girl next door. The girl’s preda­tory step­dad, in­con­ve­niently, hap­pens to be a po­lice chief (Nor­ris). Her un­cle, in­con­ve­niently, hap­pens to be the head of child ser­vices. Mad, un­hinged, of­ten in­ap­pro­pri­ate drama from the di­rec­tor of Juras­sic World. This is what he does for a van­ity project? 12A, gen re­lease, 105 min

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