Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything is Susan’s older son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), age 11. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother – and, through investments, of the family – Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry’s kind classmate Christina (Maddie 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.

Key Cast & Crew

  • Director: Colin Trevorrow
  • Cast: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay
  • Writers: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Producers: Sidney Kimmel, Carla Hacken, Jenette Kahn, Adam Richman
  • Executive Producers: Sue Baden-Powell, Jeff Gernert, Carla Hacken, John Penotti, Jim Tauber


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