Henry Poole Is Here [Blu-ray]
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I really had no idea what this movie was about going in. It's a quiet, gentle film with appealing characters whose message of faith creeps in rather subtly. Being a nonbeliever, I might not have gone to this film if I had known about the Christian, specifically Catholic, subtext, but I'm glad I did. Director Mark Pellington and writer Albert Torres do not hit us over the head with a message, but rather present a story in which faith means different things to different characters, and we are not forced to accept one interpretation as correct. This is a very touching, low-key film.
I have been playing it in the store for a couple days now and it truly captivated the crowds. The film contains a nice mix of suburban visuals with an excellent soundtrack that repeatedly catches the attention of those that might only be listening. It has become one of those films that sells itself but in a good way.
The story revolves around a man that is obviously extremely depressed that wants to skip human interaction by buying an empty suburban house. Instead he encounters several neighbors that end up changing his life and in the end, helping those that helped him. Regardless of the large volumes of hate one can find about this film out there (and I do mean a lot) I did not categorize this as a religious film, or an agenda film, I just saw a good emotional film filled with believers and non believers, love and incredible events.
The BD quality is excellent, and was very appropriate for this film with the amount of landscapes and overhead shots. The music sounded wonderful in the TrueHD (lots of music) and special features were worth the time. The production docu is informative, as was the commentary. The selling point though is the deleted scenes. They removed over 30 minutes from the film. A great deal of the questions I have read about this film (and was asking myself while watching) were answered here. Even after listening as to why the director removed them, I strongly disagreed and felt they should have been in the movie (hence I rated it one star lower).Read more ›
I loved this film - but I like religious and philosphical films. I think they got this film just right and the performances are spot on. May be too slow and thoughtful for some - that is why Die Hard 4 is only a click away (which I also liked).
I am curious what others think of this film after watching it on DVD - presumably a larger audience than those that saw it at the theater (there was one person at the theater when I saw it - and that was me).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a gift for someone else, so I'm assuming they like it as it was a request.Published 26 days ago by Saving Money Makes Cents
Great premise. Provides an original, real& raw take on life& the lead star's (Luke wilson) circumstances. Offering a lil' magic here& there& comedy. But definitelyPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a funny, heart-warming movie. I watched it on my tablet on an over-crowded flight to visit relatives, and I arrived in a more accepting and generous frame of mind.Published 3 months ago by Carol F
We enjoyed tremendously this original and unique storyline, a film that blends comedy with faith and hope !
Highly, highly recommend this movie. Read more
One of my favorite movies. A touching story of hope, love and faith that, thankfully, lacks the violence and sex of most movies. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Yelsob
This is a very difficult movie for me to review for this simple reason: I think the script has a lot of holes in it, and yet I love the movie. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jeff Wignall
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