Jesus Henry Christ (2012)
Average Rating: 4.1/10
Reviews Counted: 21
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 16
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Average Rating: 3.9/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 9
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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 4,253
This colorful, modern family 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." Meanwhile, 12-year-old Audrey (Samantha Weinstein) has her own problems because of her single father, university
May 4, 2012 Limited
Jul 3, 2012
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Watching Jesus Henry Christ sometimes feels like being trapped in a building with a faulty fire alarm.
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.
Even for a surreal black comedy, "Jesus Henry Christ" requires massive suspension of disbelief.
Like "Little Miss Sunshine," this quirky indie comedy chugs along at an amiable pace, and with the same sort of dysfunctional family humor. It's not as successful as that film, but only because it's not as complex.
The film is an uneven mix of forced eccentricities and gradually annoying visual gimmicks that leave the characters almost completely detached from reality.
The title alone invites you to cuss at this smug film about family tites, and you may do so the second you catch a whiff of the portentous first shot: a Wes Anderson put-on.
Its casually whimsical tone and esoteric asides come across less as emblematic of a genuinely original voice, and more like an amalgamation of Little Man Tate, Rocket Science, Running With Scissors and, of course, Rushmore.
Audience Reviews for Jesus Henry Christ
- Henry James Herman: Mom you're smothering me Patricia.
- Patricia: I know, that's what mothers do.
- Henry James Herman: Why are any of us here? What is the purpose of our being?
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