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THE BOOK OF HENRY

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THE BOOK OF HENRY

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 100m 48s

Release date 30/10/2017

BBFCInsight emotionally upsetting scenes, child abuse references, strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Colin Trevorrow

Cast includes Lee Pace, Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Dean Norris, Maddie Ziegler, Sarah Silverman

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 20/10/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE BOOK OF HENRY is a US drama in which a boy enlists his mother's help in a plan to save their young neighbour.

Theme

It is strongly implied that a young girl is being abused by her stepfather. Two scenes depict people watching the house and reacting in horror when they see the man enter the girl's bedroom. Infrequent verbal references are made to bruises on the girl's body. The issue is treated with discretion and no abuse is shown.

Potentially distressing scenes occur after an 11-year-old boy is diagnosed with a terminal illness. There are further scenes of bereavement following the boy's death.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language, including one partially elided use of 'motherf**ker'. Milder bad language includes 'pricks', 'bitch', 'douchebag', 'shit' and use of the rude 'middle finger' gesture.

An off-screen suicide is indicated by the sound of a gunshot. A woman is depicted planning and preparing to shoot a man before changing her mind. Other issues include brief mild scenes of bullying, infrequent comic drug references, and infrequent references to alcoholism.

Details

Title
THE BOOK OF HENRY
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Classified date(s)
04/05/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
100m 48s
BBFC reference
AVF351012
Remarks
16:9

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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THE BOOK OF HENRY

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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