Eccentric with a humorless intensity, this curlicued story of an oddball family features Toni Collette doing her familiar overexpressive thing as an unconventional feminist single mom; old-soul kid actor Jason Spevack as her genius son, Henry, who’s a miracle of artificial insemination; and Michael Sheen as an emotionally impacted academic with a bad memory. As with his previous film Fireflies in the Garden, writer-director Dennis Lee scratches the skin of family bonds until it bleeds. This time, he uses whimsy as a salve. (Also available on VOD) C-
JESUS HENRY CHRIST Samantha Weinstein, Michael Sheen, Jason Spevack, and Toni Collette
Genre: Comedy; Starring: Toni Collette, Michael Sheen; Director: Dennis Lee; Runtime (in minutes): 95; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: E1 Entertainment
Posted May 15 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT
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