Jesus Henry Christ

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Jesus Henry Christ
Jesus Henry Christ.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Dennis Lee
Written by Dennis Lee
Starring Jason Spevack
Toni Collette
Michael Sheen
Samantha Weinstein
Cameron Kennedy
Mark Caven
Paul Braunstein
Music by David Torn
Simon Taufique
Cinematography Daniel Moder
Distributed by Entertainment One
Release date
April 20, 2012
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $20,183

Jesus Henry Christ is a 2012 American comedy film based on Dennis Lee's Academy Award-winning student short film of the same name.[1] It was released on April 20, 2012. The film was directed by Lee, who also penned the screenplay. The film was produced by Joseph Boccia, Sukee Chew, Lisa Roberts Gillan, Deepak Nayar, Julia Roberts, Philip Rose, and Katie Wells. The film stars Jason Spevack, Toni Collette, Michael Sheen, Samantha Weinstein, Frank Moore, Mark Caven, and Paul Braunstein.


Henry (Jason Spevack) is a precocious 11-year old boy, conceived in a petri-dish and raised by his single mother, Patricia (Toni Collette), and is smarter than all of his peers. However, the one question he can't answer is, who is his father? Henry's attempts at locating his father lead him to Dr. Slavkin O'Hara (Michael Sheen), a university professor who has decided to raise his daughter, Audrey (Samantha Weinstein), as a psychology experiment in a world free of gender bias. Patricia starts fearing that she's losing her son, Audrey wishes she didn't have a father, Dr. O'Hara has no idea how to keep his daughter happy, and Henry may just have found the family he was looking for.


Release and reception[edit]

The film had its world premiere in April 2011[2] at the Tribeca Film Festival before going on general release in the US on April 20, 2012. It grossed $20,183 at the box office.[3] Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, gave it a 24% Approval Rating.[4]


Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Jason Spevack Nominated [5]
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor Austin MacDonald Won

Reference list[edit]

  1. ^ Jesus Henry Christ
  2. ^ "School of the Arts Filmmakers in Tribeca Film Fest". Columbia University School of the Arts. Archived from the original on January 9, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jesus Henry Christ". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Jesus Henry Christ". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Archived from the original on 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 

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