Henry Poole Is Here Reviews
A music video director who drowns his films in his tacky style, Pellington apparently channels his feelings over the death of his wife into this film, which puts me in the rather uncomfortable position of saying "Sorry your wife died, but your film sucks." Endlessly awful music video montages substitute for character development, a priest character turns up to provide a voice of moral reason, and an Adorable Little Blonde Girl Has a Sad Secret(TM). It gets worse. Yes, this film is about the Good Lord Almighty, and about how if you just sacrifice every thought in your head and surrender every hope in your heart to a higher power, God will give you a Movie Miracle(TM) to cure your Fictional Life-Threatening Movie Disease(TM).
I'd rather keep the cancer, thanks.
From the director of ARLINGTON ROAD and THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES, Mark Pellington's Film HENRY POOLE IS HERE is a very enjoyable movie going experience that finds lead actor Luke Wilson a role worthy of his broad skills as an actor that he is not usually given an opportunity to use. B+