Henry Poole is Here

Changing his attitude will take a miracle.


Henry Poole is Here
A man with a terminal disease tries to hide from the world by buying a nondescript house in an anonymous suburb. He'd hardly moved in before a religious neighbour discovers an image of Jesus in a water stain on his wall. This soon leads to pilgrims arriving to pay homage, followed by miracles which lead to more crowds. In between trying to keep a low profile, he can't help falling for his cute next door neighbour. Reviews have been mixed.

98 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit.

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Why does that thing on the wall have to be so scary?
Why does that thing on the wall have to be so scary?

Credits

Cast
Luke Wilson, Radha Mitchell, Adriana Barraza, George Lopez, Cheryl Hines, RIchard Benjamin, Morgan Lily
Director
Mark Pellington
ScreenplayAlbert Torres
MusicJohn Frizzell
CinematographyEric Schmidt
EditingLisa Zeno Churgin
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byCamelot Pictures, Lakeshort Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageNone, very mild religious in context, low impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
5
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill
8
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconHenry Poole Is Here achieves something that is uncommonly difficult. It is a spiritual movie with the power to emotionally touch believers, agnostics and atheists -- in that descending order, I suspect. It doesn't say that religious beliefs are real. It simply says that belief is real. And it's a warm-hearted love story.
18
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
1
Metacritic.com
25 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
65 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFull of Hallmark-truisms and pop songs presented with strained significance, this comic foible intends less to convert than to preach to the choir.
8

What the People say

Internet
434 Netizens quote iconThe most enjoyable and heartwarming film I've seen
14

Average .. 46%

9

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