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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>

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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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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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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Henry and Mrs. Wyatt are talking in the backyard about the lousy stucco job he tells her "it's REALLY just a waste of time", but when Millie is playing back the recording she made of them talking, Henry says "it's KINDA just a waste of time". This shows that Millie's recorded playback was not their original conversation but was prerecorded. See more »

Quotes

Josie: 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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Song 2
Written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James (as Alexander James), Dave Rowntree (as David Rowntree)
Performed by Blur
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd./Virgin Records America
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Put a little love in your heart.......
24 September 2008 | by yossarian100See all my reviews

.....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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