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Not Even Michael Sheen Can Save "Jesus Henry Christ" From a Tomb of Clichés

11 July 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Quirky characters aren’t enough to save an independent comedy these days, and neither is packing it full of recognizable faces. Jesus Henry Christ is guilty on both counts, but to its credit it has some brains to back it up. Unfortunately, it leans a bit too heavily on its two child co-stars Jason Spevack and Samantha Weinstein, whom when separate are rather fantastic but who just can’t create a convincing interaction when paired together. The chemistry may be off, but it’s not what prevents the film from being a great little comedy; that’s the writing’s fault. Piling such overly familiar but eclectic characters into a single mix could produce so much more than what Writer and Director Dennis Lee gives us here, but instead of popping out as a memorable character piece, it fizzles out as all the familiar clichés are hit with nothing new rising to the top. »

- Lex Walker

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DVD Playhouse--July 2012

8 July 2012 11:26 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Allen Gardner

The Samurai Trilogy (Criterion) Director Hiroshi Inagaki’s sprawling epic filmed from 1954-56 is an early Japanese Technicolor masterpiece, rivaling the scope of filmmakers like David Lean and Luchino Visconti. Toshiro Mifune, Japan’s greatest actor, stars as real-life swordsman, artist and writer Musashi Miyamoto, following his growth from callow youth to disciplined warrior. The three films: the Oscar winning “Musashi Miyamoto,” “Duel at Ichijoji Temple,” and “Duel at Ganryu Island” are an incredible story of human growth, tender love and sublime, blood-soaked action. Not to be missed. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Interviews with translator and historian William Scott Wilson; Trailers. Full screen. Dolby 1.0 mono.

The 39 Steps (Criterion) Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 story of spies, conspiracies and sexual tension put him on the map on both sides of the Pond. Robert Donat stars as an innocent thrust into a deadly plot alongside a cool blonde (Madeleine Carroll »

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The Inaugural Champs Elysees Film Festival has a Packed Line Up and a Full Program Showing in Renown Paris Arthouses

7 June 2012 7:30 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Festival initiative “U.S. in Progress” introduces four U.S. productions in post-production to European buyers.

American Independent films, French Independent Films and Oscar Nominated Foreign Language Films will be showcased.

The Weinstein Company’s Harvey Weinstein wil receive a tribute and will host a retrospective of his films.

Donald Sutherland will host a screening of Klute and will receive a Medal of Arts and Letters bestowed by Frederic Mitterrand.

The Champs Elysees Film Festival’s U.S. President is Michael Madsen

The French Festival President is Lambert Wilson

The discussions held so often about the sustainability of arthouse theaters, about the joining of forces between them and festivals and the ownership of festivals themselves, and sometimes of theaters as well, by distributors as a way to sustain the three key players of this precious triangle of culture, continue as the first Champs Elysees Film Festival presents a jam-packed line up and full program of events at its inaugural edition.  

The seven day festival, June 6-12, has been formed and is owned by the independent distributor Sophie Dulac.  It is exciting for me to go to see the arthouses we have already written about in the area of the Champs Elysees - the Balzac, its rival the Lincoln, the Publicis, and the two major chains, Gaumont Champs Elysees and Ugc George V.  Another interesting aspect of this upcoming event is the festival's ownership by a French distributor, Sophie Dulac. This is one of two similarities between Gutek and Dulac.  The New Horizons and the American Film Festivals are owned by Roman Gutek whose distribution company Gutek is the largest arthouse distributor in Poland.  Similarly Sophie Dulac seems to "own" this festival.  Somewhat analagous to this is the "owning" of distribution company Tribeca Films by the Tribeca Film Festival or the Sundance Select Distribution arm owned by the Sundance Film Festival.  The New York Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festivals have yet to declare themselves distributors but do own the arthouses in which to show "their" films year round in festival settings.

Dulac explains the impetus to launch the Champs Elysees Film Festival, “As Paris’ first truly international film festival, our mission is to create a bridge between the independent American and French film industries. In the most beautiful city in the world and one with a worldwide association to cinema, the Champs Elysées Film Festival will be a celebration of film promoting the work of young filmmakers and honoring the work of established directors.”  She adds, “We want to throw a spotlight on independent film from France and the U.S.  We will welcome famous names, offer new films, open up discussions between members of the film industry, give short films a special showcase and invite audiences to gala previews.”

I personally hope the tourists of Champs Elysees see this as a special opportunity to share inside festival experiences with international professionals and that it brings in more business than ordinary theatrical fare brings to the same theaters, thus proving that festivals serve as a new branch of film distribution and that the joining of forces between distributor, exhibitor and festival point toward a new mode of profitability for all parties.

U.S. in Progress was first presented at the American Film Festival in Wroclaw Poland in November. This is the second similarity between Dulac and Gutek. U.S. in Progress will now be here as well.  U.S. in Progress is in fact a joint initiative between the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, the Champs Elysees Film Festival in Paris and Black Rabbit Film, a company of Adeline Monzier who also created the association of European indie distributors called EuropaDistribution.  It is the first and only industry event devoted to U.S. indies in Europe. Its aim is to present U.S. indie films in post-production to European buyers in order to foster the circulation and distribution of American indie films in Europe. This presentation of American independent films in post-production to European buyers to promote the distribution of American independent films in Europe is uniquely one of the top new developments in the industry. The program works to forge inroads between the generation of talented American filmmakers emerging today and European buyers.  I am so proud to be serving on its jury as I did on the first edition as well.

The other sections are:  Official Selection of American Independent Films, French Galas, American Galas, Oscar Nominated Foreign Language Films and Shorts.  A tribute to Harvey Weinstein will be presented on June 6 at an event to celebrate his career.  Weinstein will participate in a roundtable conversation to discuss French/American co-productions and a Retrospective of 11 of his films will be shown throughout the week. 

The American independent films selected as part of the inaugural program include Richard Linklater’s Bernie (Isa: Hyde Park, U.S.: Millennium) with Jack Black, Shirley Maclaine and Matthew McConaughey; Jesus Henry Christ (Isa: Im Global, U.S. E1) with Toni Collette and Michael Sheen; Bruce Beresford’s Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (Isa: Voltage, U.S. IFC) starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener and Elizabeth Olsen and Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (Isa: Submarine, U.S. Music Box).  An Audience Award will be given out to the most popular American Independent.  American Galas include Jennifer Westfeldt’s Friends with Kids (Isa: Red Granite, U.S. Roadside Attractions/ Lionsgate) and Wes Craven’s My Soul to Take (2010) in 3D.

French films include Comme Un Homme (Isa: Memento) directed by Safy Nebbou; Journal de France (Isa: Wild Bunch) directed by Claudine Nougaret and Raymond Depardon; Vous n'avez encore rien vu (Isa: Studiocanal) directed by Alain Resnais and Wrong (Isa: Kinology) helmed by Quentin Dupieux.

The Champs Elysees Film Festival has selected esteemed French Actor Lambert Wilson for the role of French President and Michael Madsen has accepted the role of the Festival’s U.S. President.

The festival will pay tribute to the actor Donald Sutherland who will be at the Festival to host a screening of the masterpiece Klute directed by Alan J. Pakula followed by a “Hollywood Conversation” with the iconic actor.  Frederic Mitterrand will bestow Sutherland with the medal of Commander of Arts and Letters that evening. 

Official Selection of American Independent Films

Blank City, a documentary directed by Celine Danhier’s

Bernie directed by Richard Linklater starring Jack Black, Shirley Maclaine and Matthew McConaughey

Jesus Henry Christ with Toni Colette, Jason Spevack and Michael Sheen

Keep The Lights On directed by Ira Sachs

Luv directed by Sheldon Candis

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present, Matthew Akers acclaimed documentary

Not Waving But Drowning directed by Devyn Waitt, winner of U.S. in Progress Prize, Wroclaw, Poland.

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding directed by Bruce Beresford starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener and Elizabeth Olsen

Tabloid, Errol Morris fascinating documentary

The Perfect Family, directed by Anne Renton and starring Kathleen Turner, Emily Deschanel and Jason Ritter

French Galas

Adieu Berthe directed by Bruno Podalydès

Comme Un Homme directed by Safy Nebbou

Du Vent Dans Mes Mollets directed by Carine Tardieu

Journal De France directed by Claudine Nougaret and Raymond Depardon

La Clinique De L’Amour directed by Artus de Penguern

L’Air De Rien directed by Grégory Magne and Stéphane Viard

Mains Armees directed by Pierre Jolivet

Quand Je Serai Petit directed by Jean-Paul Rouve

Vous N’Avez Encore Rien Vu directed by Alain Resnais

Wrong helmed by Quentin Dupieux.

American Galas

After Life directed by Agnieszka Wojtow

Brake directed by Gabe Torres

Bitch Slap directed by Rick Jacobson

Friends With Kids directed by Jennifer Westfeldt

My Soul To Take (3D) directed by Wes Craven

Perfect Host directed by Nick Tomnay

Terri, directed by Azazel Jacobs

Summertime directed by Matthew Gordon.

The Champs Elysees Film Festival intends to reflect the diversity of international production by offering the public a selection of the 2012 Oscar nominated foreign language films, some never before seen in France:

Bullhead directed by Michael R.Roskam (Belgium)

Dans Ses Veux directed by Juan José Campanella (Spain/Argentina)(2010)

Monsieur Lazhar directed by Philippe Falardeau (Canada)

Une Separation directed by Asghar Farhadi (Iran)

72 Days directed by Danilo Serbedzija (Croatia)

Letters To Angel directed by Sulev Keedus (Estonia)

Volcano directed by Runar Runarsson (Iceland)

Films being screened as part of Harvey Weinstein’s retrospective include The Aviator, Chicago, Gangs Of New York, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill 1&2, The English Patient, Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare In Love, Good Will Hunting and The Yards.

More than thirty short films comprise the Champs Elysees Film Festival’s Official Selection of Short Films which were selected by a French industry team as well as four major film school programs: University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Columbia University’s Columbia University Film Festival for the United States and Paris-based film school La Femis for France:

French Shorts Selection

Hurlement D’Un Poisson directed by Sébastien Carfora

It’S A Miracul’House directed by Stéphane Freiss

Les Meutes directed by Manuel Schapira

Mon Canard directed by Emmanuelle Michelet & Vincent Fouquet

Les Grossesses
De Charlemagne directed by Nicolas Slomka and Matthieu Rumani,

Plume directed by Barry Purves

Personne(S) directed by Marc Fouchard

La Fille De L’Homme directed by Manuel Schapira

Kiss & Kill directed by Alain Ross

USC School of Cinematic Arts Shorts Selection

Little Spoon directed by Lauren Fash

Ellen directed by Kyle Hausmann-Stokes

Efrain directed by Matthew Breault

Fig directed by Ryan Coogler

The Nature Of Fall directed by Tomer Stolz

New York University Tisch School of the Arts Shorts Selection

Little Horse directed by Levi Abrino

Border Land directed by Alexander Smolowe

Premature directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green

Down In Number 5 directed by Kim Spurlock

Columbia University Film Festival Shorts Selection

Rolling On The Floor Laughing directed by Rusel Harbaugh

Motherland directed by Shario Siddiqui

Hatch directed by Christoph Kusching

Crossing directed by Gina Atwater

Off Season directed by Jonathan Van Tulleken

The Hirosaki Players directed by Jeff Sousa

La Femis Shorts Selection

Goose directed by Morgan Simon

Demain Ce Sera Bien directed by Pauline Gay

On Traks directed by Laurent Navarri

Bye Bye Wild Boy directed by Julie Lena 

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- Sydney Levine

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DVD Release: Jesus Henry Christ

25 May 2012 11:07 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

DVD Release Date: July 3, 2012

Price: DVD $24.98

Studio: Entertainment One

Jason Spevak (r.), Michael Sheen and Toni Collette hit the road in Jesus Henry Christ.

The offbeat 2012 comedy film Jesus Henry Christ was written and directed by Dennis Lee and executive produced by Julia Roberts.

The film revolves around 10-year-old boy genius Henry James Herman (Jason Spevak, Sunshine Cleaning) and his fervently left-wing single mother Patricia (Toni Collette, Velvet Goldmine), 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, The Rocker) has her own problems because of her single father, university professor Dr. Slavkin O’Hara (Michael Sheen, Beautiful Boy), who used her as the test subject for his best-selling book “Born Gay or Made that Way?” When Henry »

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In Theaters: 'The Avengers' Is 'A Little Bit Of Heaven'; Have It 'My Way' At 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

4 May 2012 2:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, people, it’s here. Each year, starting around Memorial Day and continuing through the early weeks of summer, we find ourselves knee-deep in a period marked by the release of monstrously large popcorn flicks, movies that show off stars and special effects while raking in the dough. That’s right: it’s the season of the terminal illness drama-comedy. Oh, wait – just kidding. It’s Summer Blockbuster Season! And we’re off to a great start with Marvel’s superhero team up this weekend. Buckle up.

Let’s just get right to it. “The Avengers,” from writer-director Joss Whedon, unites almost every superhero under the Marvel banner in a fight against time and evil, in this weekend’s biggest movie (by far). Whedon, only several weeks out of receiving critical acclaim for his penning of “The Cabin in the Woods,” has created another masterpiece here. Witty, technically brilliant, plausible (grain of salt, »

- Emma Bernstein

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Review: Julia Roberts-Produced 'Jesus Henry Christ' Is Blasphemously Joyless

4 May 2012 7:56 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There's a moment in "Jesus Henry Christ" when a character is said to be in poor health. When asked what happened to him, the answer is "The Bulls won the championship." We flash back to 1998, where a lisping ethnic caricature sits on a couch; his shoulders slumped, defeated as the television blares news of the Bulls' championship triumph. The joke, we're meant to assume, is that there were serious repercussions to Chicago winning that championship, though we never exactly see what happens to our doomed, ultimately irrelevant character. Later, we learn in another cutaway occurring a half hour later for no apparent reason, that the man left the house to take out the garbage, only to absorb a bullet to the head, ostensibly fired in the air by an overzealous Bulls fan. So the joke...yeah.

In 1998, the Chicago Bulls, led by the league's Mvp and top scorer Michael Jordan, »

- Gabe Toro

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Jesus Henry Christ Movie Review

20 April 2012 6:06 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Jesus Henry Christ Director: Dennis Lee Starring: Michael Sheen, Toni Collette, Jason Spevack, Samantha Weinstein, Frank Moore A canted coming-of-age tale about a 10-year-old prodigy who sets out to find his biological father, writer-director Dennis Lee’s “Jesus Henry Christ,” executive-produced by Julia Roberts, uses the loose thematic conceit of burgeoning self-identity as a jumping off point for a colorful and at times funny but mostly emotionally hollow exploration of adolescent isolation and yearning for acceptance. An adaptation of Lee’s Student Academy Award-winning short film of the same name, “Jesus Henry Christ” takes as its central figure Henry (Jason Spevack), a precocious boy genius who’s been speaking since he was but an infant, and is  [ Read More ] »

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Jesus Henry Christ Movie Review

20 April 2012 12:01 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Jesus Henry Christ Director: Dennis Lee (‘Fireflies in the Garden’) Starring: Jason Spevack (‘Ramona and Beezus’), Toni Collette and Michael Sheen Teens often spend most of their adolescence trying to spend as little time with their families as possible. But when they don’t know who one of their parents is, their need to find their family and identity is often one of the most important things in their life. The need to fully discover one’s background and personality is cleverly shown in the new comedy ‘Jesus Henry Christ.’ While the title character in the film, Henry, is known for his unnaturally high Iq, he is like many children in  [ Read More ] »

- Karen Benardello

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Win Passes To The La Premiere Of Jesus Henry Christ

16 April 2012 3:19 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Precocious doesn’t even begin to describe Henry James Herman, and he is on a quest to find his biological father. Wamg wants to help you join the quest… so we are giving away passes to the La Premiere of Jesus Henry Christ.

The La Premiere of Jesus Henry Christ will be held on Wed, April 18th at Mann Chinese 6 (6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028) at 7:30pm.

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be In The Los Angeles Area The Day Of The Screening.

2. Fill Out Your Name And E-mail Address Below. Real First Name Required.

3. Answer The Following Question: What is your favorite movie about a boy genius?

Winners Will Be Chosen Through A Random Drawing Of Qualifying Contestants. No Purchase Necessary. Passes Will Not Be Substituted Or Exchanged.

Anyone Caught Reprinting Tickets For Distribution Will Be Banned From Our Contests! Duplicate Tickets Will Not Be Accepted!

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Posterized Propaganda April 2012: Where Art and Commerce Meet

2 April 2012 8:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.

There’s a good mix of work coming out in April and the posters do well to mirror such. I’m not quite sure how Rodrigo Cortés‘ could have his first film Buried possess one of the best poster series of 2010 and then return to big screens with the lackluster Vodka Creative sheet for Atm, but not everything can be perfect.

I can’t complain too much, however, since the month does bring some quality pieces of marketing material. And while Jack Black‘s creepy pedo-stash and Cardinal »

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First Trailer and Poster for Jesus Henry Christ with Michael Sheen and Toni Collette

21 March 2012 10:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Jesus Henry Christ, writer-director Dennis Lee’s follow-up to Fireflies in the Garden will be released in the Us next month, and with a cast headed up by Michael Sheen and Toni Collette, it sounds promising.

The film is centred on a young boy, played Jason Spevack (Sunshine Cleaning), looking for his biological father (Michael Sheen), and Apple have debuted the first trailer and poster ahead of its Us release.

“Precocious doesn’t even begin to describe Henry James Herman, a petri dish child who writes rabble-rousing manifestos on the nature of truth… at age 10. This boy-genius misfit’s world turns upside down when–to the dismay of the doting single mother who raised him–he embarks on a search for his biological father.”

Recent years have of course seen something of a surge in the featuring of quirky young children in film – think Wes Anderson (anybody else immensely excited for Moonrise Kingdom in May? »

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Michael Sheen Comic-Drama ‘Jesus Henry Christ’ Gets A Poster And Trailer

21 March 2012 7:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

He’s the man the go to for brilliant portrayals of real-life iconic figures (Tony Blair, David Frost, Brian Clough), but this latest comedy-drama, despite the title, does not see Michael Sheen playing the son of god. Instead he will star as the biological father of a child-genius that was the result of sperm donation. Jesus Henry Christ will see Sheen’s character coming to terms with finding out the news, after the youngster comes searching for answers.

The film will co-star Aussie actress Toni Collette, Jason Spevack and Samantha Weinstein and is directed by Dennis Lee. The official plot synopsis goes as follows:-

Precocious doesn’t even begin to describe Henry James Herman, a petri dish child who writes rabble-rousing manifestos on the nature of truth… at age 10. This boy-genius misfit’s world turns upside down when–to the dismay of the doting single mother who raised him–he »

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Jesus Henry Chris Movie Trailer and Poster

21 March 2012 2:30 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Trailer, poster for Jesus Henry Christ, starring Michael Sheen and Toni Collette. The Dennis Lee comedy opens via Entertainment One on April 20th, with a cast which also includes Jason Spevack and Samantha Weinstein. In Jesus Henry Christ, precocious doesn't even begin to describe Henry James Herman, a petri dish child who writes rabble-rousing manifestos on the nature of truth... at age 10. This boy-genius misfit's world turns upside down when--to the dismay of the doting single mother who raised him--he embarks on a search for his biological father. Lee also wrote the script for the based on his short film. Sukee Chew, Lisa Roberts Gillan and Philip Rose produce »

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Jesus Henry Chris Movie Trailer and Poster

21 March 2012 2:30 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Trailer, poster for Jesus Henry Christ, starring Michael Sheen and Toni Collette. The Dennis Lee comedy opens via Entertainment One on April 20th, with a cast which also includes Jason Spevack and Samantha Weinstein. In Jesus Henry Christ, precocious doesn't even begin to describe Henry James Herman, a petri dish child who writes rabble-rousing manifestos on the nature of truth... at age 10. This boy-genius misfit's world turns upside down when--to the dismay of the doting single mother who raised him--he embarks on a search for his biological father. Lee also wrote the script for the based on his short film. Sukee Chew, Lisa Roberts Gillan and Philip Rose produce »

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Jesus Henry Chris Movie Trailer and Poster

21 March 2012 2:30 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Trailer, poster for Jesus Henry Christ, starring Michael Sheen and Toni Collette. The Dennis Lee comedy opens via Entertainment One on April 20th, with a cast which also includes Jason Spevack and Samantha Weinstein. In Jesus Henry Christ, precocious doesn't even begin to describe Henry James Herman, a petri dish child who writes rabble-rousing manifestos on the nature of truth... at age 10. This boy-genius misfit's world turns upside down when--to the dismay of the doting single mother who raised him--he embarks on a search for his biological father. Lee also wrote the script for the based on his short film. Sukee Chew, Lisa Roberts Gillan and Philip Rose produce »

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First Trailer For Jesus Henry Christ, Starring Michael Sheen And Toni Collette

20 March 2012 9:03 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

I'll admit it: I'm kind of a sucker for quirky indie comedies, the more twee the better. I fully recognize why some people don't like them and I honestly can't blame them - I have moments of self reflection about it myself - but lord help me, I can't get enough of a precocious young child who wants his mom to help track down their biological father. And that's exactly what I get in Jesus Henry Christ. Based on a short that director Dennis Lee made back in 2003, the feature film stars Toni Collette, Michael Sheen, and introduces Jason Spevack and Samantha Weinstein. Check out the trailer below and to see it in HD hop over to Apple. Does it look kind of corny? Sure. Has the young genius trope been done to death yet? Quite possibly. But still, I couldn't help myself from smiling while watching that preview. Add »

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Watch: Dennis Lee's 'Jesus Henry Christ' Trailer with Toni Collette

20 March 2012 7:35 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I'm his mother, you're nothing but a test tube filled with sperm!" E1 Entertainment has debuted the official trailer on Apple for the indie comedy Jesus Henry Christ, written and directed by Dennis Lee (Fireflies in the Garden), starring Toni Collette and Jason Spevack as her son Henry James Herman, a precocious 10-year-old kid who sets out on a quest to find out who his sperm-donor father was. The trailer reveals that it's Michael Sheen, who actually has some sort of history with Collette's character anyway, and all the fun begins. There are some interesting fantastical elements to this with the Post-It notes, but it looks charming. Watch the official trailer for Dennis Lee's Jesus Henry Christ, in high def via Apple: Precocious doesn't even begin to describe Henry James Herman, a petri dish child who writes rabble-rousing manifestos on the nature of truth... at age 10. This boy-genius misfit's »

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Jesus Henry Christ Starring Michael Sheen and Toni Collette Official Trailer

20 March 2012 6:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring Michael Sheen, Toni Collette, Jason Spevack and Samantha Weinstein.

Directed by Dennis Lee

EOne Films will release Jesus Henry Christ on April 20th.

Synopsis:

Precocious doesn’t even begin to describe Henry James Herman, a petri dish child who writes rabble-rousing manifestos on the nature of truth. at age 10. This boy-genius misfit’s world turns upside down when.to the dismay of the doting single mother who raised him.he embarks on a search for his biological father. Starring Michael Sheen, Toni Collette, Jason Spevack and Samantha Weinstein. Directed by

Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/JesusHenryChrist

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First Trailer and Poster for Jesus Henry Christ Starring Michael Sheen and Toni Collette

20 March 2012 6:02 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first trailer and poster for the comedy-drama Jesus Henry Christ have gone online. The film centers on a child genius who sets out to find his biological father, only to discover the he was the result of a sperm donation. Toni Collette plays the boy's mother, while Michael Sheen plays the “father.” The film was directed by Dennis Lee (Fireflies in the Garden), but the trailer looks like a complete rip off of a Wes Anderson movie; the framing seems almost identical. The premise is a good enough starting point, but I can’t help but shake the feeling that the whole thing plays like one of those Redbox knock-offs that looks like a real movie, but is actually just a watered-down imitation of the real thing. Sheen and Collette are immensely talented so I’d be more than happy to be proven wrong, but this trailer isn’t doing it for me. »

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Exclusive: Jesus Henry Christ Poster

13 March 2012 12:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We have the exclusive poster debut for the upcoming indie comedy Jesus Henry Christ, which will be released in theaters April 20. Jason Spevack stars as Henry James Herman, a boy genius born in a petri dish who goes on a quest to find his biological father. Take a look at the first one-sheet below for Fireflies in the Garden director Dennis Lee's comedy, which also stars Toni Collette and Michael Sheen.

Precocious doesn't even begin to describe Henry James Herman, a petri dish child who writes rabble-rousing manifestos on the nature of truth...At age 10. This boy-genius misfit's world turns upside down when, to the dismay of the doting single mother who raised him, he embarks on a search for his biological father.

Jesus Henry Christ comes to theaters April 20th, 2012 and stars Toni Collette, Michael Sheen, Jason Spevack, Samantha Weinstein, Frank Moore, Aaron Abrams, Melyssa Ade, Paul Braunstein. »

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