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Jesus Comes to Town (2010)

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An unexpected guest drops in during an underworld poker game in this dark comedy neo-noir.

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James Seitz
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Credited cast:
Martin Beck ... King Henry
Claudia Christian ... Darlin' Lil
Steve Eastin ... The Man
Buddy Daniels Friedman ... Eyeball O' Reilly
Clifton Morris Clifton Morris ... Bedhead Ned
Alex Veadov ... Jesus Christ
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An unexpected guest drops in during an underworld poker game in this dark comedy neo-noir.

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Sometimes, a second coming can be...painful!

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Short | Comedy

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USA

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English

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17 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Clever
27 June 2017 | by fig-75275See all my reviews

Overall, Jesus Comes to Town is a clever little film. There are some good lines and some good looks. The characters all interact with Jesus in different ways, as you might expect. For example, one of the characters reacts badly and cannot bear to be in the same room as him.

Whatever you think of Christianity, I don't think you can deny that it provides philosophers, musicians, comedians, and filmmakers with a great deal of material to work with. In this case, the filmmakers have picked up some of the concepts and cleverly blended them with a modern world setting involving the game of poker. The result is well worth a look.

I note that the game of poker also gets a mention in the science fiction shows Star Trek and Babylon 5 (which is how I ended up here, via Claudia Christian). In particular, I'm thinking of the Star Trek episode "The Corbomite Maneuver".


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