Jesus' Son (1999)

R   |    |  Drama


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A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.


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22 October 2001 | exterminating-angel
9
| Not just for smack fiends anymore.
Beautiful, humane film filled with menagerie of "off-the-wall" (sorry) supporting characters. This film succeeds where all other "drug films" fail. It doesn't cram a message down your throat. It's not concerned with retreading the territory of "Trainspotting" or its clones. It has similar scenes, but the tone is completely different. Billy Crudup also delivers his real star-making performance (this came out before "Almost Famous") as a young man whose name begins with an 'F' and ends with an 'uckhead'. His rambling narrative makes this film seem more like a friendly anecdote than a wittier-than-thou voice-over which always seems to do more to flatten out a film than to expand it. This film uses drugs as a vehicle to show how all of us need some sort of redemption, but we have to get it on our own terms.

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Details

Release Date:

7 July 2000

Language

English


Country of Origin

Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Gibbstown, New Jersey, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,089 18 June 2000

Gross USA:

$1,302,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,302,067

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