Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk 2017
1h 35min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2017 (USA)
A teenage boy comes of age during the Reagan years, discovering that he really enjoys many pleasurable things that his family- and his religion- frown upon…
Confessions of a Teen Age Jesus Jerk is a brilliantly crafted depiction the psychological turmoil and trauma that young members of the Mormon faith experience, due to the extreme conservatism of the religion. Instead of your typical “coming of age” movie, this peek behind the scenes of such a strict dogma, demonstrates the mental and emotional scars it leaves on it’s young people. Coming from an upbringing in a different conservative religion, I can completely empathize. I could barely stand the pressure that was put on these kids. It’s a must see for anyone that has broken free from a conservative childhood. The writing feels authentic to each character’s roll and the acting is superb. I truly hope that this movie will support those who need it most, bring light to the dark shadows of religious conservatism and the possibility for all humans to be fully self expressed without the confines of dogmatic religion. Watch this movie, it will help you have compassion for other, which connects us all. In-joy.
Director: Eric Stoltz
Writer: Tony DuShane
Stars: Sasha Feldman, Nicholas Harsin, Kit DeZolt
Release Date: 2017 (USA)