The Book of Henry 0.0 stars

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Synopsis

A Rube Goldberg machine delights because it employs a ridiculously complex mechanism to achieve a thoroughly simple — and ultimately insignificant — result. The insignificance is what makes the complexity funny. So it’s disconcerting, which is a nice way of saying mortifying, when the titular boy genius in Colin Treverrow’s botched drama engineers a kind of large scale Rube Goldberg machine designed to help his mother achieve a result that is frighteningly significant. The rest of the film attempts to present the viewer with some justification for Henry’s actions, but (there and elsewhere) reveals itself as a different sort of Rube Goldberg machine: one that seeks to draw out simple human emotions through precisely engineered (but still ridiculous) mechanics. Meep morp, it’s funny when a boy talks like a sophisticated and mature adult, even in the precise moment when he admits that he is a child. And it’s touching when a ballerina weeps during her performance, meep morp. However hard the talented cast may try, those aren’t people up on the screen; they’re candles, balloons, and marbles.

Matthew Lickona

Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Rated: PG-13

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Showtimes

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Thursday, June 22

    10:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    1:10 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:25 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 24

    1:10 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:25 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 25

    1:10 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:25 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

  • Monday, June 26

    1:10 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:25 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 27

    1:10 p.m., 4 p.m.

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Thursday, June 22

    10:15 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 3:40 p.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    1:35 p.m., 6:40 p.m.

Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-207-2606

  • Thursday, June 22

    10:05 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    10:05 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 24

    10:05 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 25

    10:05 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Monday, June 26

    10:05 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 27

    10:05 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:45 p.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

  • Thursday, June 22

    11:25 a.m., 1:50 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    11:20 a.m., 3:40 p.m., 5:55 p.m.

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    11:20 a.m., 3:40 p.m., 5:55 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 25

    11:20 a.m., 3:40 p.m., 5:55 p.m.

  • Monday, June 26

    11:20 a.m., 3:40 p.m., 5:55 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 27

    11:20 a.m., 3:40 p.m., 5:55 p.m.

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

  • Thursday, June 22

    11:30 a.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    10 a.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:55 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 24

    10 a.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:55 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 25

    10 a.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:55 p.m.

  • Monday, June 26

    11 a.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:55 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 27

    11 a.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, June 28

    11 a.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:55 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

  • Thursday, June 22

    1:35 p.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    8:30 p.m., 10:40 p.m.

Reading Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. 800-326-3264

  • Thursday, June 22

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 24

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 25

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Monday, June 26

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 27

    10 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

  • Thursday, June 22

    11:10 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10:30 p.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    10:40 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 24

    10:40 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 25

    10:40 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

  • Monday, June 26

    10:40 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 27

    10:40 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

  • Thursday, June 22

    3:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    3:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 24

    3:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 25

    3:45 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

  • Thursday, June 22

    12:40 p.m., 6:50 p.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    12:40 p.m., 6:50 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 24

    12:40 p.m., 6:50 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 25

    6:50 p.m.

  • Monday, June 26

    12:40 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 27

    12:40 p.m.

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

  • Thursday, June 22

    10:40 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    10:40 a.m., 1:25 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 24

    10:40 a.m., 1:25 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 25

    10:40 a.m., 1:25 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

  • Monday, June 26

    10:40 a.m., 1:25 p.m., 4 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

  • Thursday, June 22

    10:10 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:20 p.m.

  • Friday, June 23

    9:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 24

    9:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 25

    9:30 p.m.

  • Monday, June 26

    9:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 27

    9:30 p.m.

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