SACRAMENTO, Calif., USA - The film 'Henry Poole is here' is one of those sad-funny-happy-tragic pieces that come along all-too rarely.
Of course, if all movies were as good as this one, all I would ever do is watch movies.
But this film is not to be missed.
Luke Wilson plays the title role and does a fabulous job as a man with a serious problem. He is rarely off screen during the whole movie, but never tiring.
His interactions with his many neighbors, the local Catholic priest - even a young incredibly myopic young woman in a grocery store - are fun and sad, simultaneously.
Definitely a movie that requires a box of Kleenex nearby. Maybe two.
Here are several photos - plus the official trailer at the bottom. Like all movie trailers, it gives away a little too much of the key scenes - which I tried not to do here. But it does not give away the real punch line of the movie, which surprised me.
Henry Poole with his neighbors
With neighbor Esperanza
A lighter moment in the movie
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