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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 »

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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

Patience: Imagine that there was something wrong with you, Mr. Poole. And you did this seemingly meaningless thing, put your hand on a wall, and you were healed.
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Soundtracks

All Roads Lead Home (The Surrender Song)
Written by James Grundler
Performed by Golden State
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A quiet charm with thought.
3 January 2009 | by fatbeerdrinkerSee all my reviews

My first reaction to this movie (which I had never heard of before viewing) was one of satisfaction; it wasn't a bad movie but neither an instant classic. I was pleasantly surprised. It was definitely better than average, the sort of movie you are glad you rented out on DVD on a quiet night in. Despite it's over all sad demeanour.

However, what I did not expect was the 'after thought' it left me with. Dealing with life, death and everything between, I started to ponder the movie on a different level. Unlike many other movies it was not forgotten and has some imagery that remains long after the movie has finished.

To me this movie, while somewhat invisible when compared to others, is a little under-rated and deserves a wider audience than the one it is destine for.


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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

Gross USA:

$1,836,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,923,800
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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