Saturday, 6 June 2020

The Jesus Rolls

This is an absolute scream - and nothing to do with religion! In fact, quite the opposite! The film is a spin-off of The Big Lebowski in which the Coen Brothers' purple-clad bowler, Jesus Quintana, delivered such a laugh - they thought there was mileage for a diversion. Or at least the actor/director John Turturro did! It's a real mish-mash of genres - part road-movie, part drama, part thriller, part Bonnie and Clyde and almost-all comedy.

John Turturro is really funny in the lead and Bobby Cannavale supporting - but the show is stolen by the hilarious Audrey Tautou as the dappy hairdresser-cum-free-spirit along for the ride. There are cameos from a bunch of people including Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken, as our hero is released from jail and immediately goes on the rampage! It's a lampoon from start to finish and well worth seeking out, even if you have to rent it from Amazon.

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