Hesher (2010) - Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.

Director: Spencer Susser
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Devin Brochu
Length: 106 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 20 out of 100 found boring (20%)

One-line Reviews (61)

Joseph Gordon Levitt is amazing and so under-rated as an actor – absolutely riveting.

The "little reward" I hint to in the title is a cliché moral that is revealed in the end.

I'll encourage such a good movie with an 8Interesting, very well shot and acted, good story, nice grip, becoming concept, funny, moving, intriguing, smart, all in all a very good film.

This movie was so unique and entertaining.

2) The movie should at least flow in an enjoyable way.

What a waste of my time .....

And for that fact and the other acutely indie traits (gorgeous actress uglied down, "real" settings like crappy homes, crappy surroundings, crappy van, crappy stores) that make this film feel too contrived and feel like it is trying too hard for me.

Sad, Weird & Disturbing, but Powerful, Intense and Memorable .

Brilliantly acted with a stunning performance by the kid T.

Now you may take my implication that this is a movie about angels as a bunch of pretentious bull-crap.

I don't understand how Natalie Portman accepted to participate in this awful movie, if you ask me, don't waste your money, its not even worth your time.

Hesher played by Gordon Levitt Smith carries this movie about crudeness, recklessness, sadness, humor, adrenaline, rock, darkness, and great story telling.

In short, "Hesher" is a disjointed film featuring disconnected characters.

Don't waste your time .

Hesher really has a bit of everything, but let's just say it's highly entertaining.

His assistance may not be exactly what was expected, but it is helpful and does make for an entertaining and thoughtful movie.

The lengths this gentleman was put to was intense.

Hesher is undeniably entertaining in the strangest of ways.

I get that they were trying to make a movie about a father and son and how do they live after the death of his wife/mother, but this movie was long and the most boring movie I've seen in a long time.

I recommend at least a go with this movie, it offers a scent of new in a world of cheesy stereotypes, fishy propaganda and boring clones mostly from Hollywood.

Much to the confusion of TJ's severely depressed father and sweet-hearted grandmother, Hesher makes himself right at home and begins having an immediate effect on the crumbling household.

I found this movie to be ugly, ridiculous, and pointless.

Pointless Exercise in Vulgarity with Little Reward .

But, I feel Natalie Portman's role is a little underwritten and her performance a bit bland.

I absolutely loved this movies message and highly recommend it.

It's difficult to sit through the entire film because the story is so disjointed and disappointing.

I'm a glass half full type of person but the filmmaker strikes me as a glass half empty type after watching this film.

Pretty much every second scene had some pointless vulgarity, whether it be explicit sexual descriptions or extreme swearing.

The premise has been done before but the direction of it all makes it a film worth watching.

In some movies this is called for, and adds to the direction, but in this instance it was absolutely pointless.

Gordon-Levitt's character's actions are funny but confusing: They're inconsistent with reality, well beyond plausibility.

A fascinating and highly recommended drama .

That's what I took from the film and enjoyed it.

The whole cast does a great job, so my intense dislike of this movie has nothing to do with them.

A captivating and engaging story, and certainly time well spent.

First time writer/director Spencer Susser shows how comedy can be found in the most unlikely places, and takes several unexpected chances with his daring script.

J also appears to have a love interest in a supermarket register by the name of Nicole (played by Natalie Portman) who appears in their life and fills that empty hole that his mom once occupied.

Nevertheless, all was this was exciting to follow, as the screenplay had a few predictable moments only, most of it (the ending incl.

total waste of time.

I'm an Indie film lover but don't waste your time.

Offbeat, engaging film .

Each and every character is made of cardboard and all are given mindless, cliché-ridden dialogue with plenty of 'pensive' time in between lines (with those glaring looks where the viewer is supposed to guess what the character is thinking) because the script writers have no idea what it is they're attempting to accomplish.

breaking stuff, or conversely a slow and quiet dramatic and emotional scene such as when T.

Save your money!!

, but still it was a waste of time - I should have watched the landscape instead, passing by the window.

Pretentious Spencer Susser got lucky.

Generally, cliché script and directing and some good musics make this movie watchable.

It makes one think, how could this be that enjoyable.

One could do many better things than watching this total waste of time that tells us - in an as stupid as senseless manner - platitudes we already know.

Not that I personally have got anything against metal music or it's fans, but this movie seemed to me as some sort of counter-propaganda - which makes it even worse because of it's diapositive discrimination: if it is important to brush up the image of the metal-music-guy by displaying a long-haired metal-berserk who looks like Jesus having fun destroying other people's property, then what picture of such people do we have in mind – and does this movie change it?

A waste of time and talent .

On some way, that is an appropriate description of the film; but leaving that prejudice against artistic pretensions aside, Hesher is an excellent movie with a fascinating screenplay whose narrative force validates the presence of those actors, at brining them roles which are worthy of their talent.

That being said Hesher the movie feels disjointed, at times the movie's is too ugly and it leaves a bad taste that makes it hard to rebound for the laughs.

Spencer Susser's first feature-length film does a masterful job of taking a subject which could have been a jumbled mess of confusion, but instead meshed it into an affective and very entertaining story.

His only light comes from his connection with Nathalie and the moment they share together are intense.

So random and unpredictable you never really knew where it was going, or what was going to happen next.

But other than that, "Hesher" is one hell of an entertaining movie.

I did snicker here and there and tried to like it but it was hopelessly pointless and full of drivel.

It was hard to see a young boy have his life get worse, confusing and more complicated by the day.

Even though the storyline was mildly predictable, scenes still left me with my jaw dropped .

A minor quibble in an otherwise offbeat and entertaining film.