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Henry Poole Is Here (2008)

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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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In a working class neighborhood in Los Angeles, a world weary Henry Poole buys a house, caring little about its lack of amenities. He drinks and eats pizza. Recent stucco work has left a brown stain in a patio wall, and, to Henry's irritation, Esperanza, a neighbor, is certain she can see the face of Jesus in the stain. She brings her priest, then others. Meanwhile, Henry hears his conversations replayed over the fence in another neighbor's yard: it's Millie, about 7, mute, clutching a tape recorder. He tells Millie's mom why he's sad and angry. The face on the wall seems to shed a tear of blood. Is Henry beyond feeling any emotion? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Changing his attitude will take a miracle.

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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El milagro de Henry Poole  »

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$805,219 (USA) (15 August 2008)

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$1,835,293 (USA) (17 October 2008)
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When Patience (the cashier) looks around in the store and cannot see,she puts on her very thick (1 inch!) glasses on and then can see however, the thickness of the glasses somehow do not cause her eyes to look huge as they would in reality. See more »

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Henry Poole: This used to be my room. This was the last place I remember being happy. And even then, I can barely remember it.
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Love of the Loveless
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Beautiful, inspirational, moving ...
4 June 2009 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Why is everybody reviewing this wonderful film saying they did not like it because they do not like how it depicts a supposed miracle from a supposed god? I myself am a profound atheist. Hell, i'm even an anti-Christian. I'm not even baptised and I never went to church once in my life. I'm just happy that way :) But does that make this a bad movie? No it doesn't. The actors are absolutely brilliant and feel real-life. The camera-work pulls you right in. The story is simple yet powerful. The music is well-chosen, touching and stands on it's own in little moments of self-reflection. It had been long since I was this moved by a movie. Just watch it ... without presumptions ... without thinking ... and maybe you too will be moved.


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