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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.

Director:

Mark Pellington

Writer:

Albert Torres
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Henry Poole
Radha Mitchell ... Dawn Stupek
Adriana Barraza ... Esperanza Martinez
George Lopez ... Father Salazar
Cheryl Hines ... Meg Wyatt
Richard Benjamin ... Dr. Fancher
Morgan Lily ... Millie Stupek
Rachel Seiferth ... Patience
Beth Grant ... Josie
Dan Callahan ... Hospital Young Doctor
Earl Carroll Earl Carroll ... Mr. Lawrence
Noah Dahl Noah Dahl ... Young Henry
Gloria Garayua ... Female Worshipper
Molly Hagan ... Pediatrician
Michelle Krusiec ... Young Nurse
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Changing his attitude will take a miracle.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El milagro de Henry Poole See more »

Filming Locations:

La Habra, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$805,219, 17 August 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,836,515
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

About half way through the movie, Henry walks into the backyard with a drink in his hand which he spills to about 1/4 beverage left in the glass. In the next scene, while he is still in the backyard, his glass is now 3/4 full again. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Morning Yearning
Written and Performed by Ben Harper
Courtesy of Virgin Records America
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Insipirational Drift Away From Usual
16 February 2009 | by FrankU09See 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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