Wednesday, April 1, 2009

DVD Review -- Henry Poole is Here

Summary: When Henry Poole (Luke Wilson) is stricken with a mysterious disease, he decides to buy a house in the neighborhood where he grew up and waits to die. His nosy neighbors have other ideas, especially when next door neighbor Esperanza believes that she sees the face of Christ on the side of Henry's house.

Review: A movie about having hope in the most difficult situations, Henry Poole is Here is a lovely, sullen film filled with great characters. Through the characters of Henry and Esperanza we see two very different sides of life, one of faith and one of despair. Luke Wilson (mostly known from comedies such as Old School) gives a wonderful performance as an angry and sad man who is afraid to believe in God or hope for something more. Beautifully shot with wonderful quiet moments filled with great music, Henry Poole is Here is not to be missed. Rating:**** out of 5


Jo-Jo said...

I'm glad to hear that you liked this one. I added it to my netflix que a couple of weeks ago so hopefully I will be watching it soon.

lesli said...

Nice review! I liked this movie as well and encourage anyone who missed it to check out the recently released family version.It was such a great story about a real life guy who was struggling with his faith and accepting it. This is something that I've been struggling with myself for the past couple of years. It was such an encouragement to see this played out. And it's really cool that I've found a site, Right now it looks like they are giving away 10 copies of the movie for free. If you haven't seen the movie yet, or even if you have, you could always give it to a friend, but it's definitely worth checking out! GREAT film for a FAMILY movie night!