Pretty terrible film misconceived on almost every level. Predictable pablum full of unlikable characters we couldn't care less about. Have always sung Gordon-Levitt's praises but even he's awful in this one. "Hesher", "Thor", "Your Highness"....Natalie Portman needs a new agent.
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.
while not original thematically or plot wise, the film resists nearly every temptation to elicit sympathy or understanding for the title character and still manages to provoke genuine closure, strong emotional responses and a few laughs besides. solid.
Hesher is an amazing film, probably my favorite of 2011 so far. Joseph Gordon-Levitt completely kills it as the titular character and Devin Brochu is fantastic as a troubled child dealing with a great loss. And what an impressive and assured first feature from director Spencer Susser to boot. I can't recommend this film highly enough.
I recommend Hesher bcuz my aggressiveness was appeased. I enjoyed how Hesher expressed his thoughts through interesting metaphors that gave his character a very interesting deepness. Tha,t made him different from the rest of the people but at the same time gave meaning to his actions. Portman was excellent and it's impossible for her to look ugly. TJ was great, he impressed me. Watch it and enjoy it! \m/