The 2011 comedy drama “Henry’s Crime” from Moving Pictures was directed by Malcolm Venville with the screenplay written by David N. White based on a story by Stephen Hamel and Sacha Gervasi. Starring: Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, James Caan, Fisher Stevens, Bill Duke, Judy Greer, Peter Stormare, Currie Graham, David Costabile, Danny Hoch, Heather MacRae, Julie Ordon, Sarah Glendening, Elena Beuca and Jordan Gelber.
In a tale that shows how what you don’t know can land you in a world of trouble, Henry (Keanu Reeves), is just an average man, a nice guy with no apparent goal in life, who unwittingly gets talked into driving the getaway car for a bank heist. For his role in the dastardly deed, Henry is sent off to the slammer
where he meets his cellmate Max (James Caan), a smooth talking conman and career criminal who is quite content with jail life. When Henry is released from prison, he returns to visit Max asking him for his help to pull off a bank robbery for real.
Henry decides since he has already served time for a crime he didn’t commit, he might as well get what he paid for. After managing to recruit Max to help him with the robbery logistics, Max is surprised at Henry’s complete refusal to use guns.
Quite to his surprise, Henry is impressed with the plan Max explains to him: the bank is right next door to a local theater company. All Henry has to do is get a role in the play and they will have access to drilling their way into the bank to steal the cash.
Somehow Henry manages to get run down by Julie (Vera Farmiga). the leading lady of the theatre company and suddenly finds himself totally captivated by her.Throughout the rehearsals as they begin to work though the play, Max is busy in the background after hours tunneling his way from the theater to the bank.
The chemistry between Henry and Julie finally wins out and Henry tells Julie about his scheme. Max cannot believe that Henry is quite that naive, but after talking to Julie he begins to see that she might be an asset after all. Unfortunately, things get a bit sticky when the real thief (Fischer Stevens) that caused Henry to go to jail, discover what he and Max are planning and demands a share of the cash.