Jesus Henry Christ 2011 PG-13

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This colorful, modern comedy revolves around 10-year-old boy genius Henry James Herman (Jason Spevack) and his fervently left-wing single mother Patricia (Toni Collette), who works at the local university's cafeteria. A misfit from birth, Henry's precocious, rabble-rousing ways catch up with him when he gets kicked out of school for writing "Manifestos on the Nature of Truth."

Starring:
Toni Collette, Michael Sheen
Runtime:
1 hour 35 minutes

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Jesus Henry Christ

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Genres Comedy
Director Dennis Lee
Starring Toni Collette, Michael Sheen
Supporting actors Jason Spevack, Hannah Brigden, Frank Moore, Sarah Orenstein, Jamie Johnston, Mark MacDonald, Mickey MacDonald, Cameron Kennedy, Lucca Tilbenny-Agate, Peggi Tilbenny, Kevin Hare, Jack Newman, Jack Jessop, Gino Marrocco, Sam Moses, Rosalba Martinni, Melyssa Ade, Devan Cohen
Studio Entertainment One
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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And the movie never made me care.
K. Harris
Very beautifully done with great acting.
MilwaukeeMom
It was cute, weird and fun little film.
Jessi

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"The truth is, Henry, you are a miracle of modern medicine." After ten year old Henry (Spevack) is suspended from kindergarten he has a talk with his grandfather. When he is told that his grandfather has located his half-sister Henry finally thinks he has a chance to find his father. This movie started off very funny and almost held it the whole way. The humor is pretty dark at times and you laugh at things you don't feel like you should. The kid that plays Henry is very good in this and so is the girl that plays his sister. I really like these kind of movies about dysfunctional families for some reason. Michael Sheen's character is especially funny and I hope he plays more roles like this. There isn't really anything new or amazing to this one but it is very entertaining and funny almost the whole way through. I recommend this. Overall, not really anything original but the actors make this very much worth seeing. I liked it. I give it a B+.
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I think that it's become my mantra: "quirk is the curse of independent cinema." In an effort to be cutesy and/or clever, films have been systematically stripping away genuine warmth and humor by presenting over-the-top character types and sitcom contrivances instead of mining what is really funny in our everyday foibles. It becomes a fine balancing act, then, because a good quirky film can be both hysterical and touch your heartstrings. However, one that pushes too far can be painfully unreal and hard to sit through. And, in my opinion, there is very little middle ground. Filmmaker Dennis Lee includes a lot of big ideas and some major ambitions in the dark comedy "Jesus Henry Christ," but the chaotic result is too enamored of its own eccentricity. None of the characters feel remotely real and the situations are absolutely preposterous, but Lee wants us to care about a deeper meaning underneath it all. And the movie never made me care. More importantly, though, the outrageousness is never particularly funny.

The film benefits tremendously by casting Toni Collette and Michael Sheen in principle roles. Both of these terrific actors try valiantly and perform to the rafters with big overblown performances. The central story revolves around a 10 year old wunderkind, Henry. Curious about his parentage, he uncovers some surprising details about his birth. His activist mother (Collette) has a secret, and as Henry pushes toward the truth--they come into contact with Sheen and his daughter. Without giving away too many details, these four create a strange nuclear family with each cast member trying to out-wacky the others. None of it is, in the least, believable which would have been forgivable had I had more fun.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kerbe on May 23, 2012
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This film won't be for everyone, and that's a shame because it's charming, delightful, touching, funny, and exceedingly well acted! The script is witty and the storyline is quirky - I enjoyed every minute of it!
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By Misterbanks on February 6, 2014
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This was a great independant movie. You might think it's a stupid concept for a movie . But it is very entertaining. and it is not at all dizzying like some indy films.
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This movie was wonderful. I would not recommend it for family night, but it is a great independent film that has a great plot twist within the story line. The, mostly unknown, cast was remarkable and did an amazing job. They make you feel their pain, hurt, intuition, guilt and anxiety for their situation. This movie was well received by both my, very manly, boyfriend and myself. I highly recommend this movie!!!
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I really enjoyed this movie. There was crude humor, but not too much. My family enjoyed this movie and I'm glad we found it on Amazon,
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I was utterly amazed by how funny this movie was. The discription already given is enough as far as the storyline, so again, if you what to laugh, buy it.
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By edwardf on September 3, 2013
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This was a nice little film. I think Toni Collette was good and so was the kid who played her son. I don't think I'd watch it again but I like little quirky films so I'm glad I watched it.
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