Reviewed Jun 21, 2012
Ryan O'Reilly’s review:
If you get the chance to see Hesher, do it.
I’m not really sure how to describe it in order to do it justice so you might want to watch it yourself. It’s certainly a bizarre film, you’ll find yourself dumbfounded as to what is happening at the start, however the greatest thing Spencer Susser did for me with “Hesher” was doing one of the best jobs of allowing unconscious suspension of belief I’ve seen. I was fully engrossed in this film, wondering what was going to happen next, hanging on every word. It’s not the typical edge of the seat film, but because of how zany it was I was drawn in totally.
Hesher was cast pretty much perfectly, Susser did a great job of getting emotion out of a child actor, Gordon-Levitt’s performance was great because of what he didn’t do and the awkward dad role must have been written with Rainn Wilson in mind. Not to mention the casually beautiful grocery store working loser Natalie Portman, yeah it doesn’t sound right I know, but she fits just right.
Go and see Hesher.