Henry Poole - Haunted by luck

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German title Henry Poole - Haunted by luck
Original title Henry Poole Is Here
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2008
length about 100 minutes
Director Mark Pellington
script Albert Torres
production Gary Gilbert ,
Gary Lucchesi ,
Tom Rosenberg ,
Richard S. Wright
music John Frizzell
camera Eric Schmidt
cut Lisa Zeno Churgin

Henry Poole - Haunted by Happiness is a 2008 American film . Directed by Mark Pellington , the screenplay was written by Albert Torres .


After Henry Poole learned from his doctor that he had only a short time to live, he bought a house in the suburbs of Los Angeles . He gets to know his neighbor Esperanza and lets her understand that he wants to be left alone. Poole also meets the single neighbor Dawn Stupek and her silent daughter Millie. After a prayer Esperanza, she believes she can see the face of Jesus Christ in a water stain on a wall of Poole's house. Esperanza shows it to the members and the pastor of their parish.


Robert Koehler wrote in the online edition of Variety magazine on January 23, 2008 that the film, officially described as a particularly personal project by director Mark Pellington, contained a dash of an interesting thriller, but was otherwise disappointing. The "dressing down" about the power of faith and religion can a "childlike" ( "childlike" to be determined) audience. Luke Wilson can be liked "as always" .


The film was shot in Los Angeles and La Mirada ( California turned). The world premiere took place on January 21, 2008 at the Sundance Film Festival .

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  1. ^ Film review by Robert Koehler, accessed on January 28, 2008 ( Memento of the original from October 12, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.variety.com
  2. Filming locations for Henry Poole Is Here, accessed January 28, 2008
  3. Henry Poole Is Here premiere dates, accessed January 28, 2008