Horrid Henry

Release date: 29 July 2011
Nick Moore
Theo Stevenson, Ross Marron, Anjelica Huston, Richard E. Grant, Parminder Nagra, Jo Brand, Noel Fielding, Prunella Scales, Siobhan Hayes, Matthew Horne

Unruly Horrid Henry (Theo Stevenson) is too busy dreaming about being a rock star and fending off his "wormy worm" little brother Perfect Peter (Ross Marron) to do his homework. Naturally, this gets him into all kinds of trouble. Nasty old Miss Battle-Axe (Anjelica Huston) promptly dumps him in detention.

But Henry's life is about to change in ways he couldn't possibly anticipate. It seems Ashton Primary is to be closed and Vic Van Winkle (Richard E. Grant), the scheming head of grotty Brick House School, stands to make a fortune from the influx of pupils.

Time for Henry to make a stand and do something he would normally oppose with every fibre of his being: save the school! Adapted from the popular series of novels by Francesca Simon, this is the first British 3D movie made for children.

Screenplay: Lucinda Whiteley   Distributor: Vertigo Films

You should see it because: Millions of fans of the Horrid Henry books and animated TV series will be eager to see his 3D big-screen debut.

See it if you liked: Son of Rambow (2007), Ramona and Beezus (2010), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)