Lisa Schwarzbaum
May 15, 2012 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Jesus Henry Christ

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
95 minutes
Limited Release Date
05/04/12
performer
Toni Collette, Michael Sheen
director
Dennis Lee
distributor
E1 Entertainment
genre
Comedy

We gave it an C-

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-

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