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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Changing his attitude will take a miracle.

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Comedy | Drama

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

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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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Patience's glasses were extremely thick, indicating they had a lot of power in them, further evidenced by how little she could see without them; however, they displayed little to no magnification effect, which means they in fact had no or very little power. 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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 16 August 2008 (2008) See more »

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It's a movie about faith
20 September 2009 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

...and as such it doesn't do much for me. It uses the old and tried recipe of the trial of faith story, where the nasty atheist and hater of all thing living is brought to love life and thus save himself. If only real life would work like that.

I can just imagine some poor sap, dying of a terminal disease, watching this movie and laughing his behind off while crying at the same time. This kind of a film is what romantic movies are for real life love: a fairy tale, a beautiful lie that makes one (not terminally ill) feel better about oneself.

The acting was top notch, I liked all that character interpretations, the soundtrack was full of Dylan and U2 (can't have faith without good music, after all) and, even if somewhat boring, it was a decent film.

However, for me personally, it was annoying as hell. Having identified myself with the main character, I kept shouting at poor Luke Wilson: "Use some paint!", "call the police!", "break the damn wall!". If neighbours in the US are like that, no wonder some people become serial killers :)

Bottom line: if you have faith, watch this movie. Faith that it would do something for you, I mean.


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