Written August 15, 2008
I'm thankful to be able to attend the press screening of this character-driven emotional dark drama/comedy with a simple plot yet filled with thought-provoking thematic elements examining life and death, faith(and the lack of it), loneliness/alienation, depression, anger, hope...
Director Mark Pellington shot the scenes in 'Henry Poole' beautifully with accompanying music that strikes the appropriate emotional chords. The editing by Lisa Churgin was a seamless expert effort.
Luke Wilson appropriately cast as Henry Poole - displayed his versatile acting talents in this leading role. The rest of the ensemble performed admirably especially Adriana Barraza as his meddling neighbor Esperanza; George Lopez as Father Salazar; the evocative Morgan Lily as Millie; dewy Radha Mitchell as Dawn; talented Rachel Seiferth as Patience; and Cheryl Hines as Meg.
Recommendation: Go see it! But skip this movie if you prefer mindless badly-scripted junk like Mummy 3.
GRADE: SOLID B
Written August 16, 2008
This was a very good move, that was inspirational, funny, sad, touching, and it made you feel good towards the end. Even though this movie was slow, it's a great movie that you have to go and see, because my first judgement on this movie wasn't good, but i saw myself enjoy this movie very much so. I hope at least some people go watch this movie, because this is a nice feel-good movie.
Written September 03, 2008
This movie tells a unique story. The characters were refreshing with real human feelings and beliefs. Luke Wilson & George Lopez did a great job along with the three ladies in supporting roles. A nice change of pace compared to other movies with violence, drugs & profanity. I wish there were more movies of this type.
Written July 07, 2008
Here's a link to the official site for Luke's new movie Henry Poole Is Here, which hits theaters on August 15th! The movie is about a guy who abandons his fiancÃ©e and family business 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. [BLOCKED WEBSITE]
Written August 22, 2008
I went and saw "Henry Poole Is Here" tonight by myself. it was the perfect movie for me to see at the perfect time. its supposed to be a dark comedy, but it touched me on several levels.
i suggest going to see it BEFORE you read reviews or look at trailers. i liked not knowing what was going to come. i went because I saw Luke Wilson on a talk show and I happen to adore him. go see it.. you will delight in the persistence and love of the little neighbor lady Esperanza, you will giggle at the silly parts..possibly roll your eyes at the quirky parts.... but there is something very deep about this movie for those of us who struggle with the concepts of faith, feel deeply and are touched by hopelessness and loneliness.