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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
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

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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Goofs

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 »

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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Not Dark Yet
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Beautiful, inspirational, moving ...
4 June 2009 | by adelaerSee all my reviews

Why is everybody reviewing this wonderful film saying they did not like it because they do not like how it depicts a supposed miracle from a supposed god? I myself am a profound atheist. Hell, i'm even an anti-Christian. I'm not even baptised and I never went to church once in my life. I'm just happy that way :) But does that make this a bad movie? No it doesn't. The actors are absolutely brilliant and feel real-life. The camera-work pulls you right in. The story is simple yet powerful. The music is well-chosen, touching and stands on it's own in little moments of self-reflection. It had been long since I was this moved by a movie. Just watch it ... without presumptions ... without thinking ... and maybe you too will be moved.


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