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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.

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Changing his attitude will take a miracle.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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15 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El milagro de Henry Poole  »

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$805,219 (USA) (17 August 2008)

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$1,836,515 (USA)
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When Henry and Millie are having the water balloon fight in the back yard, the mother, Dawn, is wearing overalls. In the beginning and end, both of her shoulder straps are up, over her shoulders; but in the middle, there is one shot where her left shoulder strap is down. See more »

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Henry Poole: [Henry is the target of a surprise water balloon attack] I surrender. You win. I surrender.
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Patience's Miracle
Written and Performed by Mark Wellington and Joe Kraemer
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Surprising Film. More than I expected.
28 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Definitely on my list of "must-see-once" films. Its a low-budget film, but makes up for it with acting, directing, story and in the musical score. Overall, its a beautiful composition and keeps one riveted, although lacking in frills. I disagree with some of the discussion that its an impossible situation, as I have seen a lot in life and to me its a composition of many different elements, even if rare or unnoticed. So much in life we never hear about. There are many outright miracles, even in our modern life and you will see them if you are fortunate enough. This film really shows the contrasting belief systems between those who simply can't believe in such things and those who perhaps, see miracles everywhere.


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