• Hesher (2011)


Release Date: May 13th, 2011

DVD Release Date: September 13th, 2011

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

An anarchist (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) shakes things up after moving -- uninvited -- into the garage of a troubled youth (Devin Brochu) and the kid's father (Rainn Wilson).

Cast: Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, Devin Brochu, Piper Laurie, Brendan Hill, John Carroll Lynch, Monica Staggs

Director: Spencer Susser

Genres: Drama

Production Co: American Work, Inc., Last Pictures

Keywords: Family, Moving, Emotional, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    Portman is also a producer of Hesher; it is the first of her new company's films. It's not too tough to see what might have drawn a producer to the project: The story's mix of the mythical and the mundane has become an indie staple, and Hesher's edge might have proved artful instead of shredding everything in its path. For any actress, however, the part of Nicole is embarrassingly thin. show more

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Too dark for a very broad audience, it will flummox some viewers drawn by its cast but will strike others with its more-than-prickly approach and standoffish humor. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Rather than a character rooted in some sort of reality-social, satirical, psychological, take your pick-Hesher is an abstract notion animated by false energy. show more

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