(major spoilers)With adult characters written as children, and vice versa, "The Book of Henry" wears thin pretty quickly. It is horribly contrived with ridiculous dialog. Juxtaposing children and adult roles is not entertaining or provocative, rather outlandish, lazy, and annoying. For instance you have children telling a mother to turn off shoot-up video games or worse telling her not to smoke. Not clever but grating. But then it gets worse, as the movie becomes absurd as you have instructions from child to mother on how to be a sniper! Ridiculous. I Thought The actors do a fairly decent job, and the camera-work and settings are pretty, with serviceable music, but the script, dialog, and story keep creeping back in to disturb and pester the presentation. About the halfway point the movie falls off the deep-end. Much of the blame here must goto director and screen-writer. Director Trevorrow has wholly misguided this mixed-up mess. 3/10 Not recommended.