Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tip#594: You Are Not Alone - Henry Poole Is Here

Do you ever get depressed and feel utterly hopeless? I do sometimes and when it feels overwhelming I feel blessed that I have good friends to help lift me up. And I am grateful for my gift in finding the perfect movie to re-energize my spirit and drive. Also, I am happy to be there for my friends when they are feeling down. I tell them the same things they tell me:

"You are not alone."
"Everything will be okay."
"This too will pass."

Henry Poole Is Here (2008)

The drama Henry Poole Is Here is about a dying man named Henry (Luke Wilson) who returns to his hometown and buys a house to await his end. His solitude is interrupted by his neighbor, Esperanza (Adriana Barraza), who insists she sees the face of Christ on the stucco wall of his house. Soon the whole neighborhood comes to see what they believe is a miracle. See: movie trailer

There are many comedic moments in what sounds like a dark story of depression. Henry slowly discovers that despite his desire to be left alone that he is surrounded by people who care about him and want to help cheer him up. Even the names of these caring people are meaningful like his neighbor "Dawn" and local supermarket cashier "Patience". Even the name Esperanza is Spanish for hope.

Movies can be a powerful source of inspiration when you feel depressed and hopeless. And if you remain open you will see that there is always someone near you that cares about you. Remember… "You are not alone."… "Everything will be okay."… "This too will pass."

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1 comment:

Dan O. said...

Good review Emmanuel. There was something that just wasn't working so well for me and this flick. Wilson was good, and so was Mitchell, but it went on way too long and barely had that much comedy going for it. Overall, a pretty bland movie altogether.