Don't miss Henry Poole is Here, a story for our times.
After anchoring films as wide ranging as The Royal Tenenbaums and Old School, Wilson emerges the serious actor, of sorts, with his performance as the title character in Henry Poole is Here.
Wilson portrays Henry, a man who is disconnected from life and spends his time avoiding contact with other people. But when the stucco on his house takes the form of an imprint of Jesus Christ, the entire neighborhood, then world comes calling.
A touching and tender tale, Wilson has never been better. Also fantastic in the film is George Lopez, Adrianna Barrrraza, an Academy Award nominee and Cheryl Hines from Curb Your Enthusiasm.
His life turned upside down by circumstances beyond his control, Henry (Wilson) offers full price on a cookie cutter house in a drab, middle-class, LA neighborhood through his perky realtor Meg (Hines). But just as he settles in to his indulgent isolation with a case of vodka and all the junk food he can eat, his neighbor, a well-meaning busybody named Esperanza (Barraza), drops by with a plate of homemade tamales and a whole lot of questions.
Despite his desire for solitude, Henry can't help noticing Dawn (Mitchell), the beautiful young divorcée next door and her daughter Millie (Morgan Lily), an eight-year-old amateur spy who hasn't spoken a word since her parents' break-up. Henry's self-imposed exile is shattered when Esperanza discovers a mysterious stain on Henry's stucco wall that is seen to have miraculous powers. She begins leading pilgrimages to the "holy site" and invites church officials, including her pastor, Father Salizar (Lopez), to inspect the apparition.
Henry Poole is Here is currently available on DVD and Blu-ray.
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