Overture Films | Release Date: August 15, 2008
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ChristiM.Aug 15, 2008
Very poignant and touching movie about hope and the power of love.
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ChadS.Aug 15, 2008
Some would argue that BYU athletics enjoy a competitive advantage when the NCAA sanctions the religious prerogative of these Cougar jocks to take two-year missions for the Mormon church. Upon returning from their athletic sabbatical, Some would argue that BYU athletics enjoy a competitive advantage when the NCAA sanctions the religious prerogative of these Cougar jocks to take two-year missions for the Mormon church. Upon returning from their athletic sabbatical, Provo's opponents face a bigger, stronger, and older adversary; the byproduct of entitlement that allows pious folks to operate under different rules without penalty. As it stands, Henry Poole(Luke Wilson) is quite miffed about this loophole. Trespassing means something else entirely, stripped of its unlawful reputation, if you believe in God like Esperenza(Adriana Barranza), who trespasses in her neighbor's yard because it's God's yard now. God's cashier, a girl named Patience(Rachel Seferth) quotes philosopher/activist Noam Chomsky, who said that "we choose to believe what we want to believe," which perfectly encapsulates the filmmaker's objectivity towards religious expression. "Henry Poole is Here" is a Christian movie, but only if you choose to construe the fortunate circumstances that befall the film's characters as bonafide miracles. Henry is never converted, nor does "Henry Poole is Here" try to convert the audience. This even-handed film also makes the point that all alleged miracles can be logically explained away. Expand
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