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Director Colin Trevorrow Responds to ‘THE BOOK OF HENRY’ Negative Reviews

June 24, 2017

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Critics have been giving very negative reviews for director Colin Trevorrow’s new drama film, THE BOOK OF HENRY. Now, Trevorrow recently spoke with Empire Magazine’s Podcast and has responded about it;”

“It’s a little heartbreaking, without getting too personal, and I think it’s just because it came to us as a bit of a shock. We screened this movie to so many people, and we’ve had reactions fro so many people that we felt we knew what we had and we knew how it was affecting the audience. And that actually hasn’t changed.”

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While critics continue critiquing the film, audiences have somehow connected with it. Rotten Tomatoes has given a 70% approval rating, compared to the 22% rotten score from critics.

Trevorrow said:

“It affects audiences in the same way that we thought it would. We did not anticipate that level of vitriolic dislike for the film. And in the end, do I want to be somebody who can please both audiences and critics? Absolutely. So is that hugely disappointing? It is.”

Trevorrow directed Jurassic World, which has a sequel and is directed by J.A Bayona, but he co-wrote the script. He’s prepping for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, which hasn’t started filming yet.

“I’m not going to say this is some kind of movie of the future. It’s not that. But I do believe in what I did, and I hope as people see it some of that will become evident.”

From an original script by acclaimed novelist Gregg Hurwitz, The Book of Henry stars Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Jaeden Lieberher, and Maddie Ziegler.

Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter (Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila  (Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old son. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own unique way is Susan’s older son Henry (Lieberher), age 12, whose creativity is without limits. 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, 12-year-old Christina (Ziegler), 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.

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment’s (SKE) Sidney Kimmel and Carla Hacken and by Double Nickel Entertainment’s Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman. Sue Baden-Powell and SKE’s John Penotti executive produce.

The Book of Henry is now playing in theaters.

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