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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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Stan Herman
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Mother Herman
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Tim Herman
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Tom Herman
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Jimmy Herman
Lucca Tilbenny-Agate ...
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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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Rated PG-13 for some violent images, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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$8,065 (USA) (20 April 2012)

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$8,065 (USA) (20 April 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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Written by Alex Ebert (as Alexander Ebert) and Jade Castrinos (as Jesse Castinos)
Performed by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Published by Chrysalis Music o/b/o Itself and Caravan Touchdown (ASCAP) and Chrysalis Songs o/b/o Jadey Rae (BMI)
Courtesy of Vagrant Records and Community Music
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Nice little movie
17 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to say I was impressed, pleasantly by this indie production. I did chance upon the movie and I did not expect much from the story line. I thought it would be some kind of children offering and I was prepared to sample and leave it. However I found a little gem of a film. It is funny, well acted and briskly paced. The story of the little genius is more incidental than central to the theme. I particularly like the black humour that one wouldn't expect associated with with child actors. All in all it shows that mega budget are not needed to produce an intelligent, humorous and entertaining production. Well done Dennis Lee. I will watch out for this director/writer.


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