I’m Not Jesus Mommy follows the story of Kimberly, a woman who after recovering from cancer is unable to conceive a child. She starts working on a cloning project that gets terminated due to poor results and is ordered to destroy the final batch of cloned embryos but instead steals one and injects it into her own body. Kimberly is the first person to successful give birth to one of the clone babies giving her a son named David.
The first 30 minutes or so of this movie was very interesting and drew me in the topic of cloning and if its wrong or right is an intriguing one to say the very least. Even though this film is clearly marketed as a cloning / strange child flick it decides to become an entirely different flick after the intro fast forwarding you seven years into the future.
In this bleak future, we are facing some sort of extreme ice age sending the world into a post apocalyptic setting where Mexico has built a wall separating it from the USA and Canada in order to keep their people out of the country as they attempt to flea to warmer climates. A entirely different vibe then originally presented by the plot build up and sadly it takes over and pushes the cloning subject matter to the back burner and it really doesn’t show up again until the ending.
The switch in styles comes off as very confusing and by the time you start to understand what they are trying for once again the film comes to a very poorly crafted end. It almost feels like the first 30 minutes of this films was shoot then they decided they wanted to make a different movie it’s a very odd feeling movie but not in a interesting good way.
This could have been a lot better of a viewing experience if they would of just stuck with the cloning story arc and showed us David growing up letting us see he is different than other children but instead we are skipped ahead until he is seven years old. Much of the movie David seems like your every day kid with an vivid imagination there is really no build up at all when it comes to him being different it just happens like everything else in the film and is then quickly wrapped up in a terribly rushed and uncreative fashion.
It is impossible to feel for any of the characters involved this movie is a perfect example of why backstory is important without a bond between the viewer and the characters on screen there is little to no incentive to devote your undying attention to their story unfolding before you.
To make things even worse the post apocalyptical aspect of the movie is unbearable and becomes increasingly difficult to push through as the movie continues down its path of never ending nonsense.
Beyond the intro to this movie I was unable to find one redeeming quality on behalf of The Liberal Dead I give I’m Not Jesus Mommy a 2 out of 10.