Low-key comedy based on the Catholic idea of miracles and public fascination with divine imagery. Fed up with life-as-he-knows-it, Henry (Wilson) abruptly leaves his fiancee and family business, retreating to a small house in an LA suburb in search of complete isolation. However, nosy neighbors won't leave him alone, and one in particular, Esperanza (Barrazza), discovers a water stain on his house in the shape of Jesus that quickly becomes a pilgrimage destination for those looking to relieve their ailments and burdens. Soon the skeptical Henry discovers the healing power in hope. A perfectly-balanced comedy that refreshingly believes in itself, opting out of snarky punchlines and cynical jabs at religion without getting preachy or sappy. For believers and skeptical audiences alike.
It’s undeniably hard to make a movie about faith and miracles with grace and subtlety, but couldn't director Mark Pellington and writer Albert Torres have put a little effort into it? About as subtle as a prayer revival meeting tag-teamed by Jeremiah Wright and Al Sharpton, the awful Henry Poole ...Read More
Great Family Film lmh10 at 2009-10-05 10:18:09
I absolutely loved this movie! It was such a great story about a real life guy who was struggling with his faith and accepting it. This is something that I've been struggling with myself for the past couple of years. It was such an encouragement to see this played out. And it's really cool that I've found a site, http://www.henrypoolebelieves.com. Right now it looks like they are giving away 10 copies of the movie for free. If you haven't seen the movie yet, or even if you have, you could always give it to a friend, but it's definitely worth checking out!