Horrid Henry: The Movie
|Horrid Henry: The Movie|
United Kingdom theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Nick Moore|
|Written by||Lucinda Whiteley|
|Screenplay by||Lucinda Whiteley|
|Based on||Horrid Henry
by Francesca Simon
|Edited by||Simon Cozens|
|Box office||$10.1 million|
Horrid Henry: The Movie is a 2011 British 3D children's fantasy comedy adventure film directed by Nick Moore, produced by Allan Niblo, Rupert Preston and Mike Watts and co-produced and written by Lucinda Whiteley. The film's plot focuses on Henry and The Purple Hand Gang fighting to prevent the closure of their school by an evil private school Headmaster. It is based on the fictional character Horrid Henry from the children's book series by Francesca Simon. It stars Theo Stevenson, Richard E. Grant, Parminder Nagra, Kimberley Walsh, Mathew Horne, Siobhan Hayes, Dick and Dom, Noel Fielding, Jo Brand, and Anjelica Huston. It was the first British film for children to be shot in 3D. The film was officially released in cinemas on 29 July 2011 in the 2D, RealD 3D and 3D formats by Vertigo Films in the UK. Phase 4 Films and Entertainment One released the film in theatres in the United States and Canada on 22 December 2012. The film has a 10% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes and grossed $10.1 million worldwide. Horrid Henry: The Movie was released on DVD and Blu-ray on 9 November 2012.
At the beginning, Horrid Henry tries to steal cookies from Moody Margaret's Secret Club, and succeeds, but before he could eat them, his mother interrupts, telling him to do his homework. In the morning, Henry's mother wakes him up, and tells him to go to school. When she reminds him to take his homework, he remembers that his homework is in a really bad state, and leaves it behind. When he goes to school, Henry arranges for a forged note to be made, this and the lack of homework lands him in detention. Later, Miss Oddbod, the headteacher, tells Henry's class that the school inspectors are coming, and they don't want any 'unpleasantness'. With Henry in detention, his friends join him to practice for a talent contest, but their rehearsal is interrupted.
It is revealed that Ashton Primary, the school Henry attends, is to be (deliberately) closed and Vic Van Wrinkle, the headteacher 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, and her sidekick Sour Susan, Henry comes up with a plan to save the school. First, he decides to enter a Talent Contest with his 'Zero Zombies' Band, which he reckons that they'll become 'famous enough' that they won't want to shut the school down. Henry is later invited onto TV programme '2 Cool 4 School', where he can win a Cash Prize if he wins the show, which he plans to use to save the school. He wins the competition and the cash, then returning to the school.
Meanwhile, Van Wrinkle holds Miss Lovely, Peter, and his friends hostage in his office. Miss Lovely tricks him into explaining his plan while she has her mobile phone calling the school so that Miss Oddbod can hear. Hearing the sirens and the police arrive at the scene, Vic attempts to escape but is arrested. Miss Oddbod is offered the money, who declines it. It is decided that the money will be used for the party of a lifetime instead. The next day, Henry's family and friends congratulate him for saving the school and, as promised between Henry and Margaret, have the party. The movie then closes with the 'Purple Hand Gang' logo.
- Theo Stevenson as Horrid Henry
- Richard E. Grant as Vic Van Wrinkle
- Anjelica Huston as Miss Battle-Axe
- Scarlett Stitt as Moody Margaret
- Ross Marron as Perfect Peter
- Mathew Horne as Dad
- Siobhan Hayes as Mum
- Rebecca Front as Mrs Oddbod
- Parminder Nagra as Miss Lovely
- Lloyd Howells as Rude Ralph
- Jack Sanders as Aerobic Al
- Reuben Lee as Brainy Brian
- Billy Kennedy as Weeping William
- Connor O'Mara as Beefy Bert
- Helena Barlow as Sour Susan
- Nikita Mistry as Gorgeous Gurinder
- Nethra Tilakumara as Singing Soraya
- David Schneider as Soggy Sid
- Helen Lederer as Rich Aunt Ruby
- Noel Fielding as Ed Banger
- Kimberly Walsh as Prissy Polly
- Dick and Dom as hosts for the game show '2Cool4School'
- Prunella Scales as Great Aunt Greta
- Jo Brand as Greasy Greta/Demon Dinner Lady
- Frank Kauer as Spotless Sam
- Joshua-James Thomas as Goody Goody Gordon
- Gabriel Werb as Tidy Ted
- Tyger Drew-Honey as Stuck-up Steve
- Tamsin Heatley as Miss Impatience Tutu, Fang the Hamster (voice)
- Philip Pope as Moody Margaret's Dad
- Kia Pegg as Vicious Vicky
- Grant Logan as Wheely Walter
- Lily Demetriou Ottaway & Sasha Demetriou Ottaway as Vomiting Vera
- Nathaniel Pacanowski as Talent Contest Band
- Elizabeth Waterworth-Santo as Nitty Nora
Horrid Henry: The Movie was theatrically released on 29 July 2011 in the United Kingdom by Vertigo Films. Phase 4 Films and Entertainment One released the film in theatres in the United States and Canada on 22 December 2012. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on 9 November 2012.
Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 10% of 21 critics have given the film a positive review; the rating average is 3.6 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." The film opened at #5 in the UK box office with £1.3M, but was knocked down to #7 by Super 8 and Mr. Popper's Penguins.
|Horrid Henry: The Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by Various artists|
|Released||January 1, 2011|
|Label||Universal Music TV|
|Singles from Horrid Henry: The Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|1||"Too Cool for School" (two versions)||Theo Stevenson and Dick and Dom|
|2||"Everybody Dance"||Kimberley Walsh|
|3||"Boys and Girls"||Pixie Lott|
|4||"Party Rock Anthem"||LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock|
|5||"(Gonna Be a) Rockstar"||Theo Stevenson|
|6||"Beat of My Drum"||Nicola Roberts|
|7||"One Time"||Justin Bieber|
|8||"Shine a Light" (Radio Edit)||McFly ft. Taio Cruz|
|9||"When I'm King"||Emma Tate, Tamsin Heatley, Wayne Forester and 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|
|16||"Underdog"||You Me at Six|
|19||"All the Small Things"||Jedward|
|20||"I'm Horrid Henry"||Killer Boy Rats|
|21||"Frère Jacques"||Ross Marron and others|
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