The Jesus Rolls (2019)

John Turturro’s film may not be politically correct, but it stops short of asking viewers to fall in love with a convicted pedophile (he didn’t intentionally expose himself to a random child, at least. It was all just a big misunderstanding; a mix-up between an overprotective father and a strange criminal who doesn’t recognize any kind of social boundaries whatsoever).

Jesus is just a hedonistic sweetheart who believes that all things in life are meant to be shared; he’s basically a chaotic neutral version of the Dude, but with cornrows, and Turturro finds plenty of genuine pathos underneath all of that vaguely stereotypical Puerto Rican affect (some people will understandably find this problematic in spite of the film’s irreverent spirit, but I’ve enjoyed watching Turturro play broad Jewish caricatures way too much to be offended on their behalf).

An orgasmic sex scene between Pete Davidson and Audrey Tautou is but one of many unexpected detours in this charming lark.
 
David Ehrlich, IndieWire

  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Finnish
  • Distribution: NonStop Entertainment
  • Cinematography: Frederick Elmes
  • Editing: Simona Paggi
  • Music: Émilie Simon
  • Sound: Ruy García
  • Production design: Lester Cohen

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