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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.

Director:

Dennis Lee

Writers:

Dennis Lee (screenplay), Dennis Lee (short film)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Collette ... Patricia Herman
Michael Sheen ... Dr. Slavkin O'Hara
Jason Spevack ... Henry James Herman
Hannah Brigden ... Young Patricia Herman
Frank Moore ... Stan Herman
Sarah Orenstein ... Mother Herman
Jamie Johnston ... Young Billy Herman
Mark MacDonald ... Tim Herman
Mickey MacDonald ... Tom Herman
Cameron Kennedy ... Jimmy Herman
Lucca Tilbenny-Agate Lucca Tilbenny-Agate ... Protest Little Girl
Peggi Tilbenny Peggi Tilbenny ... Protest Mother
Kevin Hare ... Delivery Room Doctor
Jack Newman Jack Newman ... Stan's Cohort #1
Jack Jessop Jack Jessop ... Stan's Cohort #2
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Origem da Vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,065, 22 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,183, 3 June 2012
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Toni Collette was pregnant with her son, Arlo, while filming. Her son was born the same month the film was released, April 2011. See more »

Quotes

Henry James Herman: Why are any of us here? What is the purpose of our being?
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Connections

Version of Jesus Henry Christ (2003) See more »

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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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Wonderful indie comedy
10 May 2012 | by toxicstar87See all my reviews

I picked this movie due to an expiring groupon, and the movie theatre had a poor selection of films. i came into this with no expectations, in fact, low expectations, due to the 5.8 rating on IMDb.

but i was quite blown away by this comedy, right from the very start. 10 seconds into it, i knew i was going to enjoy this film and i truly did.

it's a snappy film that moves fast. exaggerated but funny and with good reasoning. also has a nice heartwarming side to it too. it has a unique, and rather strange storyline. but this is a movie where execution trumps idea. the characters were quirky and multi-faceted. child actors were great too.

i do wish we got to see how the little guy turned out! i am really glad i got to watch this movie. i think it ranks one of my top favourite comedies! and i'm still baffled at its poor ratings! to be fair, comedies are usually not highly rated. PLUS i am a big fan of indie comedies. i really enjoyed 500 days of summer, thank you for smoking, etc. although i really though juno was overrated. i think this was funnier and better than juno!


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