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Henry Poole Is Here (2008)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  15 August 2008 (USA)
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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Changing his attitude will take a miracle.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

15 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El milagro de Henry Poole  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$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 »


Henry Poole: [Henry is the target of a surprise water balloon attack] I surrender. You win. I surrender.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 16 August 2008 (2008) See more »


Written by Damon Gough
Performed by Damon Gough (as Badly Drawn Boy)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd./Astralwerks
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Insipirational Drift Away From Usual
16 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first, when my mom rented this, I was upset at the lack of appeal to me. But, being an aspiring director, I agreed to watch it.

I'm glad I did. This movie delivers something to keep the mind thinking in not a puzzling, but creative way. The story is very inspirational and the music goes well with the message being delivered.

I totally agree with the previous commenter on that this film is something to be seen especially if you are interested in becoming a film maker.

You don't need blood, violence, language, and screaming to make something people will remember.

This is my first review on IMDb as well and I want people to experience this great movie!

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