Horrid Henry: The Movie
|Horrid Henry: The Movie|
|Directed by||Nick Moore|
|Produced by||Allan Niblo
|Written by||Lucinda Whiteley|
Richard E. Grant
Dick and Dom
|Music by||Lester Barnes|
|Editing by||Simon Cozens|
|Distributed by||Vertigo Films
Phase 4 Films
|Running time||93 minutes|
|Box office||£1.3 million|
Horrid Henry: The Movie is a 2011 3D family comedy film based on the fictional character Horrid Henry. The first British film for children to be shot in 3D, its United Kingdom release date was 29 July 2011. The film was directed by Nick Moore. The movie proved to be a box office bomb since it did not gross over its £5 million budget. On February 11, 2012, Phase 4 Films announced that this film would be released in theaters in the United States and Canada on January 11, 2013. Nick Moore also directed "Wild Child (film)" whitch was released three years earlier.
Horrid Henry (Theo Stevenson) is too busy dreaming about being a rock star and fending off his little brother Perfect Peter (Ross Marron) to do his homework. Naturally, this gets him into all kinds of trouble. His teacher, Miss Battle-Axe (Anjelica Huston) promptly puts him in detention.
It is revealed that Ashton Primary, the school Henry attends, is to be closed and Vic Van Wrinkle (Richard E. Grant), the headmaster of Brick House School, stands to make a fortune from the resulting influx of pupils. With the help of his worst arch-enemy Moody Margaret (Scarlett Stitt) and her sidekick Sour Susan (Helena Barlow), Henry comes up with a plan to save the school, to avoid having to deal with the new school fees.
First, he decides to enter a Talent Contest with his 'Zero Zombies' Band (even though they were banned by Miss Oddbod (Rebecca Front) for throwing goo which hits Miss Lovely (Parminder Nagra) which he reckons that they'll become 'famous enough' that they won't want to shut the school down. During their performance in front of Ed Banger (Noel Fielding) and the Killer Boy Rats, Soggy Sid (David Schneider) tries to ruin the Performance but Margaret and her friends manage to stop him. After winning the show, Henry is found out that he was on the show and Miss Oddbod explains to him that his theory was wrong and that he should have thought about stopping the school closing down before he started being 'horrid'.
Sitting in his bedroom in despair, Henry is called into his fort where Margaret and Peter explain he has been invited onto '2 Cool 4 School' where he can win a Cash Prize if he wins. After completing some challenges, the Presenters (Richard McCourt) and (Dominic Wood) show him confiscated toys in the Confiscated Cupboard but Henry insists on the Cash Prize where he has to meet a 'Terrible Teacher' which is revealed to be Miss Battle-Axe. Miss Battle-Axe asks him to spell a word which he had misspelt earlier in the film, which he succeeds in doing. Miss Battle-Axe congratulates Henry and gives him the Cash Prize and Henry hurries with Margaret to Miss Oddbod.
Meanwhile, Vic Van Wrinkle holds Miss Lovely and Peter and his friends hostage in his School office. But Miss Lovely tricks him into explaining his plan while Miss Lovely has her mobile phone out so that Miss Oddbod can hear on her Phone and stops writing the contract she was given. Hearing the sirens and the police arrive at the scene, Vic attempts to escape but with Peter tying his shoelaces together, falls out of the window is caught by the police and is arrested as well as his partners. Henry and Margaret manage to get to Miss Oddbod which Peter instantly offers her the money but she explains she heard Vic Van Wrinkle's Plan and does not need the money and therefore returns the money to which they will have the party of the century.
The next day, Henry's Family and friends congratulate him for saving the school and as promised between Henry and Margaret have the party of the century which to Henry runs to the audience to splat his famous 'Purple Hand Gang' logo.
- Theo Stevenson as Horrid Henry
- Anjelica Huston as Miss Battle-Axe
- Scarlett Stitt as Moody Margaret
- Ross Marron as Perfect Peter
- Richard E. Grant as Vic Van Winkle
- David Schneider as Soggy Sid
- Rebecca Front as Miss Oddbod
- Parminder Nagra as Miss Lovely
- Siobhan Hayes as Mum
- Mathew Horne as Dad
- Helena Barlow as Sour Susan
- Lloyd Howells as Rude Ralph
- Jack Sanders as Aerobic Al
- Reuben Lee as Brainy Brian
- Conor O'Mara as Beefy Bert
- Nethra Tilakumara as Singing Soraya
- Ela Warburton as Lazy Linda
- Frank Kauer as Spotless Sam
- Gabriel Werb as Tidy Ted
- Joshua-James Thomas as Goody Goody Gordon
- Metin and Timur Ahmet as the School Inspectors
- Helen Lederer as Rich Aunt Ruby
- Tyger Drew-Honey as Stuck-Up Steve
- Kimberley Walsh as Prissy Polly
- Prunella Scales as Great Aunt Greta
- Dominic Wood as TV Presenter
- Richard McCourt as TV Presenter
- Noel Fielding as Ed Banger
- Jo Brand as The Demon Dinner Lady
Critical reception 
The film received negative reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 12% of 17 critics have given the film a positive review, with a rating average of 3.7 out of 10. When interviewed on Desert Island Discs by Kirsty Young, Horrid Henry book author Francesca Simon stated that "I haven't seen it [the movie]...I had nothing to do with it." This was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 11 November 2011.
Box office 
|1||"Too Cool for School"||Killer Boy Rats|
|3||"Boys and Girls"||Pixie Lott|
|4||"Party Rock Anthem"||LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock|
|5||"(Gonna Be a) Rockstar"||Killer Boy Rats|
|6||"Beat of My Drum"||Nicola Roberts|
|7||"One Time"||Katy Perry|
|8||"Shine a Light" (Radio Edit)||McFly ft. Taio Cruz|
|9||"When I'm King"||Emma Tate, Tamsin Heatley & Theo Stevenson|
|10||"Get Down"||Twenty Twenty|
|11||"Special Brew"||Bad Manners|
|12||"Horrid Homework Haze"||Killer Boy Rats|
|13||"I Gotta Feeling" (Edit)||The Black Eyed Peas|
|14||"Rock Down"||Free Amigos|
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- "Horrid Henry : The Movie (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
- "Horrid Henry (Music from and Inspired By the Original Motion Picture)". iTunes. Universal Music TV. Retrieved 21 October 2012.