Jesus Henry Christ

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A film about paternity whose own lineage can be directly traced to Little Miss Sunshine and Wes Anderson’s idiosyncratic dramedies, this indie about a ten-year-old test-tube-baby genius (Jason Spevack) searching for his biological pops is as precious as its prepubescent protagonist is precocious. Bring on the dysfunctional family dynamics: The boy is a know-it-all, Mom (Toni Collette) is a tragedy-stricken feminist, the professor-author who’s possibly his father (Michael Sheen) is a mess, and his half sister (Samantha Weinstein) is a brooding hater. Why anyone would want to spend time with a foursome whose bathetic misery is, like the overly mannered visuals of writer-director Dennis Lee (Fireflies in the Garden), defined by such insufferable quirkiness is anyone’s guess.

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Release details

Rated: PG-13
Release date: Friday April 20 2012
Duration: 92 mins

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Well, I found that if you approach this as an independant piece of work, and actually try and enjoy it rather than spend the entire 92 minutes comparing it to other films, its a pretty enjoyable film. Loved the story line and also the sound track - it made my partner and I smile.