Jesus Henry Christ

2011 PG-13 1h 32m DVD

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Jesus Henry Christ

2011 PG-13 1h 32m DVD
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Too-smart-for-his-own-good 10-year-old Henry James Herman sets out to locate his father, an anonymous sperm donor, in this quirky comedy. Along the way, Henry uncovers family secrets that only deepen his existential quandary.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
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  • Michael Sheen
  • Jason Spevack
  • Samantha Weinstein
  • Frank Moore
  • Kate Hewlett
  • Aaron Abrams
  • Dewshane Williams
  • Paul Braunstein
  • Mark Caven
  • Cameron Kennedy
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Jesus Henry Christ is a quirky comedy that follows a 10-year-old genius in his search for his biological father. There's some mild swearing ("goddamn," "sucks") and several homophobic taunts, as well as a few scenes that feature graphic violence that seems to come from nowhere. A high school girl who has decided she's a lesbian faces frequent bullying at school. Also expect some drinking and smoking.

Sexual Content

One of the film's key plot points revolves around the paternity of a tween boy, and there are many references to "test-tube babies" and sperm donation.

Violence

Several scenes of classroom bullying and taunting -- an entire class pelts a classmate with paper, for instance -- and a few graphic violent images, including people accidentally getting shot in the head or set on fire.

Language

Some swearing, including "sucks," "goddamn," and frequent uses of the exclamation "Jesus H. Christ" and its various permutations. Some characters call others "homo" or "lesbo."

Social Behavior

Genetics and environment play key roles, but in the end, you can make yourself into whoever you want to be. The tough part is figuring out who that is and then having the courage to actually be that person.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some characters smoke, and an heirloom cigarette lighter plays an important role. Some drinking, including a spectacularly unwise use of hard liquor.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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