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Jesus' Son

  • Film

Time Out says

Its been a long time since Crush, but New Zealander Maclean's first US film is a frisky adaptation of a collection of short stories by Denis Johnson, recounting the misadventures of the drug-addled Fuck Head (FH for short) in the Midwest in the early '70s. The freewheeling tone (Maclean modifies her style between episodes) somewhat resembles Drugstore Cowboy. A sequence involving a knife and an eyeball is the funniest thing I've seen all year. The redemptive thrust of the second half is obviously a bit harder to swallow, but see the film for Billy Crudup's wonderful central performance, which holds everything together and justifies all the buzz which has gathered around him.
Written by TCh

Release Details

  • Duration:105 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Alison Maclean
  • Screenwriter:Elizabeth Cuthrell, David Urrutia, Oren Moverman
  • Cast:
    • Billy Crudup
    • Samantha Morton
    • Holly Hunter
    • Dennis Hopper
    • Denis Leary
    • Will Paton
    • Jack Black
    • Greg Germann
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