HENRY POOLE IS HERE (2008 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì

Henry Poole Is Here—unusual story, but likable—investigates the miraculous without preaching or trying to drive home a point which makes the movie not only palatable but leaves it in the comfortable to investigate zone. Main actors include Luke Wilson, Adrianna Barraza, and George Lopez. The film has human heart factor strongly interwoven throughout and becomes a small treasure that is worth a watch.

Storyline

The face of Jesus shows in a water stain on the side of Henry Poole’s (Luke Wilson) house and causes an unwanted influx of visitors.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Mark Pellington for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Michael Aguilar, Mark Pellington, Eric Reid, and Norman Reiss for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Dawn Stupek (Radha Mitchell), Esperanza Martinez (Adriana Barraza), Father Salazar (George Lopez), Meg Wyatt (Cheryl Hines), Dr. Francher (Richard Benjamin), Millie Stupek (Morgan Lily), Patience (Rachel Seiferth), Josie (Beth Grant), and Hospital Young Doctor (Dan Callahan).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It’s different, but interesting. No highly electrical field here to amuse or entertain, but a quiet story with a quiet conclusion.

Ben Meyers

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