Jesus Henry Christ
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Posted On: April 17, 2012

Director: Dennis Lee , studio E1 Entertainment ,
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Toni Collette id 162654444 – Patricia Patricia Herman Patricia Hermin Michael Sheen id 326395770 – Dr. Slavkin O’Hara Slavkin Jason Spevack id 429037586 – Henry Henry James Herman Henry James Hermin Samantha Weinstein id 241691074 – Audrey Audrey O’Hara Frank Moore id 162758610 – Stan

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 professor Dr. Slavkin O’Hara (Michael Sheen), who used her as the test subject for his best-selling book Born Gay or Made that Way? Needless to say, she gets a not-so-nice nickname from her classmates. When Henry scores a scholarship to the university as a child prodigy, the two families cross paths and everything they knew about their lives is thrown to the wind. — (C) Tribeca

John Anderson

2011-05-10 freshness fresh

Variety 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 DeFore

2011-04-29 freshness rotten

Hollywood Reporter Mildly nutty comedy about a teen prodigy suffers from an underwritten script and overstylized gags.

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