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The Jesus Rolls (2019)

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A trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude towards the past or future backfires time and again.


John Turturro


John Turturro (written for the screen by), Bertrand Blier (based on the book 'Les Valseuses' by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... Jesus
Bobby Cannavale ... Petey
Audrey Tautou ... Marie
Susan Sarandon ... Jean
Pete Davidson ... Jack
Jon Hamm ... Paul Dominique / Hairdresser
J.B. Smoove ... The Mechanic
Christopher Walken ... Warden
Sable Boykin ... Nursing Mother
Tim Blake Nelson ... Doctor
Margaret Reed ... Doctor's Wife
Matthew Trotta Matthew Trotta ... Boy
Allen Lewis Rickman ... Boy's Father
Michael Badalucco ... Security Officer Barley
Sônia Braga ... Mother (as Sonia Braga)


John Turturro plays macho bowler Jesus Quintana in this remake of the 70s French movie 'Balls', a title that applies to bowling as much as it applies to what he and his buddy have going for them. A trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude towards the past or future backfires time and again, even as they inadvertently perform good deeds. When they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape from the law, from society and from the hairdresser, all while the bonds of their outsider family strengthen.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language throughout and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Movie is based on the book Les Valseuses and leans heavily on the look of the 1974 movie Going Places (1974) based on the same book. See more »


Remake of Going Places (1974) See more »


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Couldn't even finish it
6 February 2020 | by botrytisSee all my reviews

If there was any reason for wanting to see this movie was the opportunity to experience an additional Big Lebowski-like entry, or anything close to that quality. That movie is something really american, but in a unique way, something really masterfully clever and stupid at the same time, where every moment beheld maximum focus on detail told in a really pleasantly paced narrative...

This... is nothing like that... this movie is plain stupid and paced terribly. It's just another american movie with forced sketches, humor, everything. Nothing unique about it. It has that potential of going into something artsy in the second half, but it's just doesn't get it what made Big Lebowski big. Torturo and his fellow writers have no idea at all, and should have left this project alone as a postponed screenplay locked in the shed somewhere deep in the garage...

If you want to see a Big Lebowski movie, you won't get it here... if you want to see A movie you will probably appreciate something about this, but that's just like watching any other slapstick B-flick. Totally disappointing experience...

I don't recommend this to anybody actually, just watch the classic instead of this.

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17 October 2019 (Italy) See more »

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