Sunday, February 1, 2009

Henry Poole is Here (Camelot Pictures 2008)


A few months ago, I posted a film for us all to watch called Henry Poole is Here. Unfortunately, at the time I put this on my blog, the film was only being shown to select cities across the country and very few people saw it.

Now, Henry Poole...well...is Here, and out on DVD! I hope you all will check this film out when you have a chance! Why did it make the Edge Conservative Movie of the Week? Well, it's a story of HOPE...the real kind.

Here is the story from IMDb...

HENRY POOLE is HERE is a comedic drama about a disillusioned man who goes hiding in placid suburbia only to discover he cannot escape the forces of hope. Returning to the middle-class neighborhood where he grew up, Henry chooses to live in indulgent isolation. Real life, however, refuses to cooperate with his plans. Nosy neighbors interrupt him with curious visits and prying questions. Then the situation escalates as a stain on Henry's stucco wall is seen to have miraculous powers. His last-ditch hideout becomes a shrine; his backyard turns into an arena for passionate debate about faith and destiny. Seeking anonymous oblivion, cynical Henry Poole instead finds himself right at the center of the human comedy. A modern-day fable, director Mark Pellington's new film investigates the unexpected wonders of the everyday. A faithless man finds hope. A hopeless man finds love. Whether backyard miracles are real or triggered by hope and belief, their personal effects are permanent.

Here is the trailer...

10 comments:

Cappy said...

George Lopez as a priest beats Phil Seymour Hoffman any day.

nanc said...

edge - we FINALLY watched "cinderella man" and it's our new favorite - WHAT A MOVIE!

Brooke said...

I'll throw it in the queue. :)

EDGE said...

Cappy,

Lopez was a big supporter of Obama...but even he managed to pull off the role in this movie. He really is a brilliant actor...just wish his politics would change.

Nanc,

Cinderella Man is a great film. My best friend saw it in the theater, and told me over and over to go see it!

I finally got a chance to rent it and I knew it would make my blog easy. Glad you enjoyed it!

Brooke,

You will like Henry Poole! When you see it, let me know what you think! Very inspiring film!

Always On Watch said...

I've added this to my NetFlix queue.

EDGE said...

AOW,

Good movie...almost has that "It's a Wonderful Life" kind of style to it.

WomanHonorThyself said...

thanks again for the reviews bud!..just watched an Al Pacino Robert de Niro flick..wooo!

EDGE said...

Angel,

Go by the video store and rent this one! It's a good one!

Pinky said...

It's in the queue, Edge-man!
Oh, saw Cinderella Man last week, too. Great one. Love those true stories. Also saw Invincible. Awesome!!

EDGE said...

Pinky,

All reviewed on ECM! What would you all do without me?

;O)