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Still shot from the movie: Henry Poole Is Here.

Henry Poole Is Here

When Henry Poole (Luke Wilson) buys a house in the suburbs, all he is looking for is some peace and quiet. Unfortunately, his nosey new neighbors just won't leave him alone. And things get worse when one of them (Adriana Barraza) becomes convinced a stain on Henry's stucco is really a holy manifestation. Soon there are pilgrims all over his backyard. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 99
Theater Release: 15 Aug 2008
Video Release: 20 Jan 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How is religion portrayed in this movie in comparison with many other films? Why is religion or religious beliefs often shown in negative ways?

Does Henry ever fully believe in the image on his wall? Does the miracle still have an affect on him? What does he mean when he says that hope can’t save you?

What impact do the different characters in this film have on Henry? What role do they each play in helping him change?

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