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Jesus Henry Christ

Too-smart-for-his-own-good 10-year-old Henry James Herman sets out to locate his father, an anonymous sperm donor, in this quirky comedy. Along the way, Henry uncovers family secrets that only deepen his existential quandary.
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Watching Jesus Henry Christ sometimes feels like being trapped in a building with a faulty fire alarm.
Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail  full review
 
If it all seems a tad to quirky and twee, that's the overwhelming flaw in director Lee's obvious and lightweight homage to director Wes Anderson.
Linda Barnard, Toronto Star  full review
 
Lee scratches the skin of family bonds until it bleeds.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly  full review
 
Even for a surreal black comedy, "Jesus Henry Christ" requires massive suspension of disbelief.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post  full review
 
So what is "Jesus Henry Christ" about?
Stephen Holden, New York Times  full review
 
It winds up just being annoying
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News  full review
 
Making their screen debuts, young Spevack and Weinstein give the film's most natural performances and provide its little bit of warmth, but it seems time to petition Collette, a truly gifted actress, to take a long hiatus from playing bitter single moms.
Chuck Wilson, Village Voice  full review
 
Pleasant without being revelatory, underwhelming but not obnoxiously so, the film explores how we become who we are, whether by genetics or environment or some combination of the two.
Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
Henry can finish a college application test in two minutes, yet Jesus Henry Christ doesn't know what to do with 90.
 
Too deliberately eccentric to attain quite the level of wigginess it aspires to, Jesus Henry Christ does feature some standout perfs and a refreshingly unconventional approach to telling its slight story.
John Anderson, Variety  full review
 
Mildly nutty comedy about a teen prodigy suffers from an underwritten script and overstylized gags.
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter  full review
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Available From: Dec 01, 2012
  • Queued by: 422 people
Directed By
Dennis Lee
Cast
Toni Collette, Michael Sheen, Jason Spevack, Samantha Weinstein, Frank Moore, Kate Hewlett, Aaron Abrams, Dewshane Williams, Paul Braunstein, Mark Caven, Cameron Kennedy
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