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
Spencer Susser is an American film director and screenwriter.
Susser is the only American member of the Australian filmmaking collective Blue-Tongue Films. His short film I Love Sarah Jane, featuring Mia Wasikowska, won Best Narrative Short at the 2008 Nashville Film Festival, the Reel Frontier Merit Award at the Arizona International Film Festival, and the Canal+ Award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Susser co-wrote the project with David Michôd. In February 2011, it was reported that Susser is developing a feature-length film based on the short.
Susser co-directed the music video for Lana Del Rey’s song “Summertime Sadness” with Kyle Newman.
His feature film debut Hesher stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman. It appeared at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was released in the United States on May 13, 2011. —Wikipedia
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