Saturday, February 14, 2009

Henry Poole is Here

Henry Poole is Here (2008) is directed by Mark Pellington. This stellar comedy opens with Henry Poole, (Luke Wilson) buying a house near his childhood home to spend what he believes to be his final days. His devout catholic neighbour (Adriana Barraza) however finds a miracle in his backyard she wants the world to share. Lacking faith and wanting to be left alone, sad and angry Poole is moved by child star (Morgan Lilly) and through her touched by the beautiful, Radha Mitchell. The sound track features Bob Dylan, Badly Drawn Boy and Eels. Rarely have lyrics and music so complemented action as this deeply amusing movie touches chord after chord. Where else can reference to Noam Chomsky enter a script that would have Mohammed, Moses and Jesus all chuckling. Albert Torres, the writer,can only be applauded for this happy heartfelt romp of a love story.
The Christian Religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one. David Hume 1711-76 Scottish Philosopher

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