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Jesus Henry Christ (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy | April 2011 (USA)
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At the age of ten, Henry James Herman, a boy who was conceived in a petri-dish and raised by his feminist mother, follows a string of Post-It notes in hopes of finding his biological father.

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Young Patricia Herman
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Mother Herman
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Young Billy Herman
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Tim Herman
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Tom Herman
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Jimmy Herman
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Henry is a precocious young boy, conceived in a petri-dish, raised by his single mother, Patricia, and is smarter than all of his peers. However, the one question he can't answer is, who is his father? Henry's attempts at locating his father lead him to Dr. Slavkin O'Hara, a university professor who has decided to raise his daughter, Audrey, as a psychology experiment in a world free of gender bias. Patricia starts fearing that she's losing her son, Audrey wishes she didn't have a father, Dr. O'Hara has no idea how to keep his daughter happy, and Henry may just have found the family he was looking for. Written by napierslogs

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Finding yourself can be a group effort.

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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$8,065, 22 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,183, 3 June 2012
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Henry James Herman: Why are any of us here? What is the purpose of our being?
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: The Five-Year Engagement (2012) See more »

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Black Fur
Written by Ola Lindfelt and Fredrik Hultin
Performed by Fredrik
Published House Of Hassle
Courtesy of The Kora Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Really good one!
7 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Dennis Lee's "Jesus Henry Christ" is everything that a good movie should be. The main character is an outcast boy genius who sets about trying to find his biological father. The main candidate has a daughter who's equally outcast. As happens in many indies, we learn the characters' back stories to ensure that there's a reason to care about them. In addition to the main story, there's also the theme of letting go of the past and righting the wrongs. All done very well, I might add.

Jason Spevack (Amy Adams's son in "Sunshine Cleaning") is a good mixture of funny and serious in the role of the precocious Henry, and I really liked Toni Collette as his mom. Michael Sheen (Tony Blair in "The Queen" and David Frost in "Frost/Nixon") makes a great possible biological father. I hope to see Samantha Weinstein in more movies in the future. It's just a really good movie, and I recommend it.


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