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Given a grim diagnosis during a routine doctor's checkup, a man who once had it all finds his attempt to disappear into a working-class suburb and spend his remaining days subsisting on vodka and junk food hopelessly disrupted when he falls for the beautiful divorcée next door and a busybody neighbor notices a miraculous stain on his stucco wall. Henry Poole (Luke Wilson) had a comfortable life and a beautiful fiancée. But just when it seemed that the future couldn't look any brighter for Henry, a visit to the doctor's office casts a dark cloud over his sunny outlook. Shattered, Henry wants nothing more in life than to simply vanish into his surroundings, and what better way to accomplish that feat than to purchase a cookie-cutter house in a working-class suburb and spend his final days awaiting the inevitable in peaceful solitude. Unfortunately for Henry, his new neighbors aren't about to let the handsome neighborhood newcomer spend his days sulking. The first to stop by and welcome Henry to his new home is local yenta Esperanza (Adriana Barraza), who comes knocking on his door with a fresh plate of homemade tamales and laundry list of questions.Later, after taking notice of sad-eyed divorcée Dawn (Radha Mitchell) and her taciturn eight-year-old daughter, Millie (Morgan Lily), who hasn't spoken a work since her father left, Henry finds his self-imposed exile shattered when Esperanza notices a stain on his stucco wall that seems to possess miraculous powers. Before Henry can say "Hail Mary," Esperanza is leading pilgrimages to the "holy site" in his backyard and inviting Father Salizar (George Lopez) to give his blessings to the sacrosanct blemish. As skeptical as Henry may be about the healing powers of the curious apparition, however, his growing friendship with young Millie not only brings him closer to Dawn, but also proves to him that there's no escaping the power of hope. Cheryl Hines, Richard Benjamin, and Jessica Walter co-star in a wry existential comedy drama penned by first-time feature film screenwriter Albert Torres, and directed by Mark Pellington (Mark Pellington, Mark Pellington). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 15, 2008


Mark Pellington
Gary Gilbert
Richard S. Wright
Tom Rosenberg
Gary Lucchesi
Tom Lassally
Albert Torres
Eric Schmidt
Lisa Churgin
Richard Hoover
Production Designer
Karen A. Steward
Art Director
Beth de Patie
David Kern
Norman Reiss
Executive Producer
Michael Aguilar
Executive Producer
Eric Reid
Executive Producer
Mark Pellington
Executive Producer
Shelley A. Wallace
Set Designer
Wendy Chuck
Costume Designer
William Paul Clark
First Assistant Director
Deborah Aquila
Tricia Wood
Marty Bresin
Special Effects Coordinator
James McQuaide
Second Unit Director
James McQuaide
Visual Effects Supervisor
Ted Chu
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Steve Pederson
Re-Recording Mixer