Please tell me this movie is not as cheesy as descriptions on its website and elsewhere make it sound. With phrases such as "the unexpected wonders of the everyday" and "cannot escape the forces of hope" make me think I would rather stick a spork in my eye than watch it. And then throw in the fact that it stars Luke Wilson, who is definitely the least talented Wilson brother and possibly the most boring working actor (one exception: I loved him in The Royal Tenenbaums), and I will be fleeing the vicinity of any theater where this might be playing.
The basic gist, according to the trailer, is that Henry Poole (Wilson) has nothing going for him. He drinks a lot and hates his life. He's sad and angry. But then that lady who was nominated for an Oscar for Babel (I'll bet you already forgot that happened, didn't you?) shows up in Henry's backyard to tell him that his botched stucco job actually looks like Jesus. She brings a priest (George Lopez) by to see it, and then people start coming from all over, because it's a miracle stucco job. Henry is a skeptic.
There are some slightly funny moments, making me think that maybe this isn't the cheesefest I thought -- it's really just a light comedy. But then Henry tries to wash the stucco Jesus face off, which only makes it worse. Then his neighbor's daughter who won't speak touches it and she finally whispers into her mom's ear. Henry kisses the mom. The message seems to be that if you have a Jesus in your house's siding, miracles really canhappen. I wouldn't hold my breath.