Henry & Verlin (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Henry & Verlin (1997)





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The deep bond formed between a troubled nephew and his simple uncle, whose character is reminiscent of Lenny from Of Mice and Men, is the focus of this Canadian melodrama set during the Depression in rural Ontario. Nine-year old Verlin will not talk, or cannot talk. His concerned and overprotective mother takes him to a doctor. She is angry at her husband Ferris whom she believes is indifferent to her boy's plight. When Ferris's child-like brother Henry comes to visit, the boy's life begins to change. Henry spends time with boy and teaches him about life. The two befriend Mabel, a retired, town prostitute with physical disabilities. The three outcasts become very close as they encounter obstacles to their friendship.


Robert Joy
as Ferris
David Cronenberg
as Doc Fisher
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Critic Reviews for Henry & Verlin

All Critics (1)

Sensitive handling of touchy issues and good acting elevate this Canadian melodrama above the routine and sentimental.

June 26, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Henry & Verlin

Great movie with an amazing, touching story plot. A personal favorite.

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