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Henry Poole Is Here

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Henry Poole Is Hereis an odd if enjoyable dramedy about everyone's need for a miracle now and then--though one person's miracle can easily be another's nightmare. Henry Poole (Luke Wilson) is a misanthropic loner who attempts to buy a specific … see full wiki

3 reviews about Henry Poole Is Here
review by . June 09, 2009
This is a sweet little tearjerker. Nothing heavy - in fact, it is more or less a comedy.     Henry Poole (Luke Wilson) is told he has only weeks to live. He abandons his current life to become something of a wastrel.     The lady next door sees an image of Jesus on the side of Henry's house.     There really aren't any surprises in this movie.     One thing clearly leads to another, in this case miracles of a sort.   &nbs …
review by . May 20, 2009
I read a few reviews of this quirky and sweet film before renting it. Actually, I bought it based on the reviews and am glad I did. One reviewer mentioned the extreme number of introspective Luke Wilson shots and I have to agree. However, there are much worse faces to stare at.     Henry Poole is looking for something, so he plants himself where it all began in a desperate attempt to find it. He sums up his search when touring his old home, "This is the last place I remember …
review by . April 06, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Unable to move into the house he grew up in, Henry Poole buys a house nearby, unconcerned that it is overpriced and in poor condition, since, he says, he doesn't plan to be there long. He just wants to be left alone, but his neighbors insists upon interpreting a water stain on his wall as an image of God, a miracle.     What I kept thinking throughout the film was that this is Leaving Las Vegas with a religious twist. While Nic Cage's character wants to be left alone to drink …
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