Jesus of Montreal (1989)

Rating: 9/10

Dir: Denys Arcand
Star: Lothaire Bluteau, Catherine Wilkening, Johanne-Marie Tremblay, Rémy Girard

[5] This is, pardon the pun, a damn good film. Having expected something Last Temptation-ish (dull!), I was shocked how brilliant it was. Tho’ there is a religious element (it’s about an actor trying to put on a passion play who finds his life paralleling Christ), it’s not overbearing and is convincing, un-preachy and done with humour. The rest of the film (most of it) aims at a range of targets including lawyers, porn films and method acting, hitting them unerringly with superb wit. Besides, any film that can describe the IQ of the average beer drinker as “10 points less and they’d be a geranium” has got to be seen.