Director Colin Trevorrow scored a huge hit with Jurassic World, but before that he received accolades for his crafty indie drama Safety Not Guaranteed. Now the versatile filmmaker tries his hand with the coming of age genre with The Book of Henry. The great news, right off the bat, is the ensemble cast is top notch.
The story centers on a suburban mom named Susan (Naomi Watts) who works at a diner with her close friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman).Susan’s blessed with Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), her 11-year-old son who has an active imagination and isn’t afraid of stepping outside that proverbial box. Henry is also a wonderful older brother to Peter (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) and he’s also attempting to help a classmate (Maddie Zielger) who harbors a dangerous secret. Will Henry’s overreaching need to help land him in trouble or will he change everyone’s lives in the process?
The picture opens nationwide June 16th and the trailer just made its debut today. It’s wonderful to have a movie that’s not an animated or super hero flick come out this summer, and we’re hoping this movie reaches similar creative heights of previous coming of age dramas (most notably Stand By Me). Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!