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[[caption-width-right:264:It's just a stain...]]
A 2008 film by Mark Pellington, ''Henry Poole Is Here'' tells the story of Henry Poole and his struggles with a stain on his stucco wall. Better than it sounds, Henry Poole is a man who's moved into a small California neighborhood and bought a house. When a stucco repair is recognized by his neighbor as resembling Jesus, he finds himself subjected to pilgrims, a church investigation, and burning questions on the meaning of life and the futility of worrying about things you can't change.
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!!This movie contains examples of:
* ChristianityIsCatholic: Borderline case. Almost all imagery is of the Catholic variety, but California does have a large Catholic community, and Catholics are more known for their miracles.
* CuteMute: Millie hasn't talked for over a year, ever since her father left them. The visage on the wall apparently heals her. [[spoiler:When she learns that Henry is going to die soon, she relapses and only talks again after she learns that Henry isn't going anywhere.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Henry definitely has to work at it, including accepting that he may need help, and may be worthy of being saved.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Does the wall grant miracles? In almost every case, the results could be explained away.
* SoapOperaDisease: [[spoiler:Henry]] suffers from a poorly explained and rare disease which is nonetheless known to be fatal within a few months. And there are apparently no symptoms until the virus "steamrolls through your system" and you die.
* TitleDrop: On the underpass and within his house, "Henry Poole was Here" was what Henry wrote to try to convince himself that he's worthy of existence despite his ugly family past. After [[spoiler:he learns his disease was cured (or incorrectly diagnosed)]], he changes it to "Henry Poole is Here".