Hesher is the story of a family struggling to deal with loss and the anarchist who helps them do it—in a very unexpected way.
TJ is 13 years old. Two months ago, his mom was killed in an accident, leaving TJ and his grieving dad to move in with grandma to pick up the pieces. Hesher is a loner. He hates the world—and everyone in it. He has long, greasy hair and homemade tattoos. He likes fire and blowing things up. He lives in his van—until he meets TJ.
Hesher is that rare film that manages to be a completely original vision, a thoroughly entertaining story, and a provocative metaphor. Joseph Gordon-Levitt brings the character of Hesher to life with anger and angst, and Devin Brochu makes quite a splash as the young boy dealing with both the loss of his mother and an unwanted houseguest. Cowriter/director Spencer Susser crafts a multidimensional, darkly humorous film that exhibits an immensely talented storyteller at work. —Sundance Film Festival
All the characters are like blank figurants with automatic dialogues while Hesher is a hiperbolized version of a metalhead or a regular Joe's combined prejudices about what a metalhead is, a caricature to entertain the non-initiated. If you lose one nut...you still got one left. P.S. Metallica sucks even the single ball left. Put some Violator, Adrenicide, Dr. Livingdead instead.
Hesher is a dick. And a nice guy. These aspects often take turns. Sometimes they work together. Neither goes away. At the end of the movie he’s still a dick. And a nice guy. And has a tremendous impact… read review