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Jared Hess’s Spiritual Gross-Out Comedy, in “Masterminds”

Jared Hess co-wrote his first four features with his wife, Jerusha Hess. His new film, “Masterminds,” is the first that he’s made with a script written solely by others (Chris Bowman, Hubbel Palmer, and Emily Spivey). It’s a caper comedy, starring Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, and Owen Wilson in the familiar subgenre of clueless criminals, and it’s based on a true story—the end credits detail the characters’ destinies and show still photographs of its real-life protagonists.
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