Henry Poole is Here: Edited

DVD Release: September 8, 2009
Henry Poole is Here: Edited


“Henry Poole is Here” stars Luke Wilson as Henry Poole, a disillusioned man who attempts to hide from life only to discover he cannot escape the forces of hope. Shattered by circumstances beyond his control, Henry Poole (Wilson) settles into suburban isolation, but his well-meaning busybody neighbor (Academy Award® Nominee Adriana Barraza of Babel ), destroys his exile when she discovers a mysterious stain on Henry’s stucco wall that is seen to have miraculous powers.

With the help of the beautiful neighbor next door (Radha Mitchell of Finding Neverland ), and her daughter Millie (Morgan Lily), Henry finds himself gradually drawn back toward life as he realizes his plan to live out his days in quiet desperation is going to be much harder than he ever imagined.

Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), and George Lopez (“The George Lopez Show”) also star in this modern day tale about the unexpected miracles we experience everyday if we only have faith.

Dove Review

If you were told you had a terminal disease what would you do with the rest of your life? Henry returns to the neighborhood where he grew up thinking that it will bring him some kind of inner peace. But, when an unexplained face that looks like the Lord appears on his new house’s outside wall, the neighbors invade his life as they view this as a sign of hope and faith.

This is a story of believing in miracles and the faith that sometimes we question and forget we need. Follow Henry and his neighbors on this journey of hope, which will entertain the entire family. Although this movie deals with the topic of someone who thinks he is going to die the subject is handled tastefully so Dove has awarded this special version of “Henry Poole is Here” our Dove “Family-Edited” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Couple Kiss
Language: God is used in reverence.
Violence: Man yells at people; man takes sledge hammer to house; house falls on man.
Drugs: Man shown having blood drawn from arm; man drinks and buys alcohol.
Nudity: Man in hospital gown.
Other: None


Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Director: Mark Pellington
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe