Monday, August 25, 2008
It is rare that our high schoolers will consent to being seen with their parents on a Saturday night. For a variety of reasons, that turned out to be the case last Saturday, and we saw the new movie Henry Poole Is Here. It's a great movie -- Roger Ebert hits the nail on the head:
Henry Poole Is Here achieves something that is uncommonly difficult. It is a spiritual movie with the power to emotionally touch believers, agnostics and atheists -- in that descending order, I suspect. It doesn't say that religious beliefs are real. It simply says that belief is real. And it's a warm-hearted love story.