Monday, July 30, 2012


Hesher is a 2011 American "dark humor" drama film written and directed by Spencer Susser and starring Joseph Gordon-LevittRainn Wilson, and Natalie Portman. First screened at the Sundance Film Festival January 22, 2010, the film was released in the United States on May 13, 2011. Most of the songs on the film's soundtrack are tracks from American heavy metal band Metallica and Britishhard rockers Motörhead.

movie info: Loud music. Pornography. Burning **** to the ground. These are a few of Hesher's favorite things. And they are what Hesher (Joseph Gordon Levitt) brings into the lives of TJ (Devin Brochu) and his father, Paul (Rainn Wilson) when he takes up residence in their garage uninvited. Grief-stricken by the loss of TJ's mother in a car accident, Paul can't muster the strength to evict the strange squatter, and soon the long-haired, tattooed Hesher becomes a fixture in the household. Like a force of nature, Hesher's anarchy shakes the family out of their grief and helps them embrace life once more. --(c) New Market Films

This movie was very interesting.  Even though the movie takes you all over the place, it brings you along to end up in a place of sentiment.  The ending scene was very moving in an odd way.  

Great performance all around.  

2 out of 4

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