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Jesus' Son (Alison Maclean, USA, 1999)

Maclean keeps her mesmerizing film spinning from hilarity to heartbreak, offering sharp supporting turns by Jack Black as a disorderly orderly, Denis Leary as a crazed divorcee and Holly Hunter as a disabled patient. Still, it’s Crudup, an actor of fire and grace, who makes this fuckhead worth watching.
— Rolling Stone

Adapted from Denis Johnson’s eponymous short story collection, Jesus’ Son concerns the episodic life of Fuckhead (Billy Crudup), a junky-cum-petty thief and his journey towards some kinda redemption. A brilliant cast includes Samantha Morton, Michael Shannon, Dennis Hopper, Holly Hunter, Dennis Leary and Jack Black.