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Plot: An egocentric bum transforms the lives of a shy New Jersey garbageman and his sister.
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For The Fool In All Of Us
Welcome to Hal Hartley’s world of the disenfranchised. The focus here is on Henry Fool (Thomas Jay Ryan), a passionate individual just released from prison after seven years, and one Simon Grimm (James Urbaniak), a simple garbageman with a seemingly apathetic view of the world in which he lives. Henry rents a room in Simon’s house (which is occupied as well by his mother and sister) where he continues to work on his `confession,’ the memoir he began in prison, which is actually a treatise on life that he believes will one day shake the world to it’s very foundation. Expounding his passions to Simon, Henry urges him to cast off the shackles of his dreary existence and to express himself by writing down what he feels in the journal he gives him. Henry becomes the mentor, awakening something within Simon long dormant and as yet unrealized. Simon begins writing poetry, while at the same time we begin to see another side of Henry, a man unable to heed his own advice and whose quest for the life he seeks is too often derailed by his own indecisiveness and uncontrollable lusts. Ultimately, we realize that Henry and Simon are not so different from one another after all. Hartley’s style bears a distinct signature, in that when his characters speak it is more than simply dialogue; it is small philosophies delivered in a mannered cadence that is engrossing and at times mesmerizing. The supporting cast includes Parker Posey (Simon’s sister), Maria Porter, and one of the finest character actors spawned by independent film in recent years, Kevin Corrigan. In the final analysis, we realize that there is much more to `Henry Fool’ than meets the eye. I rate this one 8/10.
What a Surprise!
I wasn’t going to review this one, because I only watched/own these films because I’m an avid Goldblum fan. Yeah, I know he’s not in Henry Fool, but he IS in Fay Grim, and because Fay Grim makes no sense WHATsoever without having first watched Henry Fool, I have them both.
Having started out that way, Henry Fool was, for me, something to “get through” in order to get to the “good stuff” with Jeff.
Boy, was I surprised. Henry Fool is a brilliant piece of work. I was shocked, frankly. Now, I can’t stop telling my friends about it. This is thoughtful, even if it is a bit dialog-heavy. It is fun, even as it takes itself seriously. It appears superficially fun and quirky, even as it surreptitiously broadens its depth. It entertains, even as it teaches us to shoot for the stars.
Henry appears to follow his own advice – he appears to shoot for the stars, when all the while, he seems to be buying into his own con…or does he? This film is awesomely quirky, but there is substance beneath the idiosyncratic screenplay. This has become one of my new favorites. However, you can’t fully appreciate the depth of the deceit without following this one up with a good strong dose of Fay Grim. Check it out, or lose out on a GREAT ending to this film.
I would recommend this for just about anyone who likes intrigues, livid dramas, and/or Parker Posey. I have to say this is one of her best performances. She’s a NUT in this!
It rates an 8.4/10 from…
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Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 17 min (137 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Hal Hartley
Writer Hal Hartley
Actors Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, Parker Posey
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A