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Henry Poole is Here, As is Barack Obama

Henry Poole is Here Barack Obama Poster

Here at Film School Rejects, we believe that it is important to steer clear of political waxation because much like paying taxes, we don’t believe in it. Then again, sometimes we just can’t avoid a little commentary that veers into the world of politics — especially not in an election year and especially not when studios are releasing movie posters like the one above. The poster on the right is one done for the Obama campaign by acclaimed illustrator Shepard Fairey. The one on the left is for the film Henry Poole is Here, which is set for release on August 15th. Thankfully, that is where the political tie-ins end.

Henry Poole is Here is a well-received Sundance film that stars Luke Wilson as a man who gives up on life, that is until a little bit of God shows up on the outer wall of his house. It’s a pretty cool flick with almost no political message whatsoever. To illustrate my point, have a look at the trailer below.

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Luke Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Old School), Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel) and Radha Mitchell (Finding Neverland) star in a modern day fable about the unexpected wonders of the everyday from director Mark Pellington (U2 3D, The Mothman Prophesies). Henry Poole is Here tells the funny, poignant and uplifting story of a disillusioned man who attempts to hide from life in a rundown suburban tract home only to discover he cannot escape the forces of hope.

The trailer can be seen in high definition over at Apple.com.

What do you think of Henry Poole is Here? Does it make you want to believe… that it is worth seeing?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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