Henry Poole moves in to a house in his old neighborhood, to spend what he believes are his remaining days alone. The discovery of a "miracle" by a nosy neighbor ruptures his solitude and restores his faith in life.
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You and me - we live to make bad choices. We need a person in our lives who, who looks at us when we fuck up and remembers who we were, who we could be. If you don't have someone like that, all you have is you. Sooner or later, left to your own brilliant damaged devices, you'll just go spinning off the goddamn planet. You lose that person, you're done.
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Despite what many have said... the plot was pointless and predictable, the acting was terrible (especially Broderick) and none of it was original or very funny. This film deserves much less of my time than this. I have to have 10 lines of text to submit this, so I will tell you that this is my first comment on IMDb despite looking at the site and reading reviews a few times a week for the past couple of years. I felt strongly enough about how bad this film was that I finally created an account to spread the word.
I regret watching the whole thing. Please don't make the same mistake. I hope that I can save at least one person from watching it by posting this comment... my joy will be full if I succeed and I will feel redemption.
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