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Hesher (2011) Movie Information

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Spencer Susser


Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Natalie Portman
Rainn Wilson
Devin Brochu
Piper Laurie
Brendan Hill





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After losing his mother, a troubled young boy moves in with his grandmother. A man with a troubled past himself, Hesher, becomes a surrogate father, and tormentor, of the young boy while an attractive grocery clerk becomes a protector and object of desire. -- Chris Kavan

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dukeakasmudge 11/17/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I expected Hesher to be some type of badass who was going to protect the kid from bullies but he seemed to bully the kid himself.I thought maybe he'd help the dad & his son get over their loss & they'd help him in someway but Hesher squatted in the family home & really did nothing but cause havoc.Hesher wasn't all that bad of a movie but It wasn't all that good either.Joseph Gordon-Levitt was perfect in his role as Hesher though

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Snoogans 09/20/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A sortof 'drama-dy' about couping with loss, forgiveness and the like. Hesher is a cool, funny and very anti-everything character, but he is also an unlikely source of wise advice. The film hias a good mix of touching moments and laughs.

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patjohnson76 09/16/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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An odd, bizarre movie where this guy, Hesher, just sort of starts hanging out with a father and son who are grieving the loss of their wife/mother. I think the story tries to be a "total stranger shows people how to live" angle, but honestly, the character of Hesher is so weird that it makes absolutely zero sense that this family would just allow him to hang out. He's really not that interesting of a character either. Natalie Portman is...around, as an object of desire for the kid. All in all, this strange tale isn't really worth your time, despite the actors involved and a pretty good performance from Rainn Wilson.

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05/15/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A different kind of Hero!

This is the tale of a grieving boy, TJ, who is living with his chronically depressed father (Rainn Wilson) and struggling to deal with a rather nasty high school bully. His mother has recently passed away in a car accident and his stoic grandmother (Piper Laurie) tries to be the glue to hold all together but she is slowly losing that battle. He encounters an unpleasant and homeless Hesher who doesn't care about anyone or anything, uses foul language, does drugs but in some strange mystical way Hesher succeeds in bringing the father and son closer together than they ever could have been before. By using the most unusual tools, violence and ferociousness Hesher forces the family to deal with their pain and grief. Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives a solid performance, Devin Brochu was quite good an...

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