Jesus Henry Christ
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.
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- Dennis Lee
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it