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Jesus Henry Christ

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JESUS HENRY CHRIST Samantha Weinstein, Michael Sheen, Jason Spevack, and Toni Collette

Jesus Henry Christ

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
95 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/04/12
performer:
Toni Collette, Michael Sheen
director:
Dennis Lee
distributor:
E1 Entertainment
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C-

Eccentric with a humorless intensity, this curlicued story of an oddball family features Toni Collette doing her familiar overexpressive thing as an unconventional feminist single mom; old-soul kid actor Jason Spevack as her genius son, Henry, who’s a miracle of artificial insemination; and Michael Sheen as an emotionally impacted academic with a bad memory. As with his previous film Fireflies in the Garden, writer-director Dennis Lee scratches the skin of family bonds until it bleeds. This time, he uses whimsy as a salve. (Also available on VOD) C-

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