THE PLOT THUS FAR
A ten year-old boy-genius, who was artificially conceived inside a Petri-dish, embarks on a search for his biological father with his single mom and a Post-it notes-obsessed university professor.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Jesus Henry Christ” tells the story of Henry James Herman , who was conceived in a Petri dish and born to an activist mother named Patricia. Shades of “Little Man Tate” abound, but you get it through the filter of a NPR tote bag stuffed to the gills with stereotypes. The introductions of his probable half-sister and father are possibly the funniest and most brilliant character set-up scenes. Audrey is Dr. Slavkin O’Hara’s natural daughter but has decided to raise her as a psychology experiment in a world free of gender bias. Needless to say, she wishes she didn’t have a father.
What hurt the film most was the utter lack of direction or plot points. People fall in love, just because the story tells them to but not because there is any chemistry or any good reason for the two of them to fall in love with each other. Or at least the movie just doesn’t give any. And the movie is being like this, with just about everything and everyone that is in this movie.
The DVD comes with cast and crew interviews. The standard definition transfer is workable, even the frequent compression issues don’t really pass the muster when projected. The Dolby Digital track is sharp enough for what’s available. Still, it works. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
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