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.
Professor Thurber loves to teach, but can't stand all the politicking. So when his opportunity for tenure is announced, he goes out on a limb to prove his worth, but unexpectedly falls in love with the girl who might replace him.
After he awakens in a hospital, a man tracks down and murders the man that left him and a bank teller for dead during a robbery, only to end up having the slain thief's associates come after him in retaliation.
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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
In the scene in the backyard where Henry tries to catch the little girl, he falls. While lying on the ground, he takes a sip of his beverage which is almost empty. When he gets up, the drink is half full and a lime has appeared in it. See more »
Listen to me. The man is clearly an atheist. and he's not very nice. The two go hand in hand.
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.....have a little faith, and you just may experience miracles. If not that, maybe you won't mind all that suffering going on around you quite so much.
OK, so I'm not all that fond of wishful thinking. However, I'm OK with my movies going there if they want to.
This one is a nicely told, well performed little story that may be a little too weepy for some but I'm not complaining. I know where the Kleenex are.
I thought Luke Wilson did a seriously good job of playing a curmudgeon with a negative medical prognosis, but I think the story is a little lopsided in that it goes right to polar extremes for its choices. You either wrap yourself in a miracle or you're just angry and sad. No middle ground, huh?
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