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A bullied little boy grieving the death of his mother strikes up an unlikely friendship with a Metallica-loving anarchist in this tender yet unsentimental childhood drama. In the wake of his mother's recent death, 13-year-old TJ (Devin Brochu) finds the bumpy road to emotional recovery all the more difficult due to the dual facts that he's bullied at school and that his father (Rainn Wilson) has become a vacant pill-head. Just when it seems like things couldn't possibly get any worse, TJ strikes up an unusual friendship with Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a greasy-haired anarchist with a beat-up van, homemade tattoos, and a soft spot for explosions. The next thing TJ knows, Hesher is sitting in his living room and watching porn on the family television. Later, though, just as TJ summons the courage to pursue a friendship with Nicole (Natalie Portman), a kindly grocery-store clerk who came to his aid in a time of need, an explosive discovery threatens to propel the embattled teen down a dangerous path of self-destruction.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
UPC: 0031398142225
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 40,377

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Outtakes; Behind the scenes; Hesher sketch gallery; Air traffic; Teaser channels; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Hesher
Natalie Portman Nicole
Rainn Wilson Paul Forney
Devin Brochu TJ
Piper Laurie Madeleine Forney
John Carroll Lynch Actor
Brendan Hill Dustin
Paul Bates Mr. Elsberry
Biff Yaeger Counselor
Frank Collison Funeral Director

Technical Credits
Spencer Susser Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Scot Armstrong Executive Producer
Justine Baddeley Casting
Marc Bell Executive Producer
Wayne Chang Executive Producer
Lucy Cooper Producer
Jeff Davis Co-producer
Kimberly Davis Casting
Aaron Downing Co-producer
Laura Fox Production Designer
Brian Charles Frank Original Story,Producer
Peter Fruchtman Executive Producer
Jerry Fruchtman Executive Producer
Ian Fruchtman Executive Producer
Aleen Keshishian Executive Producer
Aleen Keshishian Executive Producer
Scott Kluge Executive Producer
Johnny Lin Producer
Michael McCusker Editor
David Michôd Screenwriter
Ravi Nandan Executive Producer
April Napier Costumes/Costume Designer
Natalie Portman Producer
Tom Pellegrini Co-producer
Scott Prisand Producer
Michael Roban Executive Producer
Annette Savitch Executive Producer
Win Sheridan Producer
Morgan Pierre Susser Cinematographer
Francois Tetaz Score Composer
Matthew Weaver Producer
Jonathan Weisgal Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hesher
1. Not Healthy [3:48]
2. Trouble [5:11]
3. Think This is Funny? [4:44]
4. Laundry [5:39]
5. New Friend [3:20]
6. Ie Cream [2:52]
7. Coming to Tears [5:56]
8. Let's Go [4:40]
9. Some Questions [3:04]
10. Poke Her [2:58]
11. Car Trouble [5:17]
12. Trash Compactor [4:38]
13. I Would Notice [3:27]
14. Dinner Table [4:20]
15. Grandmother [6:51]
16. It's Over [2:19]
17. Got to Get Out [1:18]
18. Calm Down [4:18]
19. My Car [1:50]
20. Wrecking Yard [3:24]
21. I'm Sorry [5:36]
22. Remembering [4:13]
23. A Walk [2:37]
24. Hesher Was Here [5:43]

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Hesher 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
On the whole, I rather liked this movie. I thought the plot was good, I thought the acting was really good, and the music within it was awesome! (Metallica, Motorhead, etc...good stuff). What I really didn't care much for in this movie is all of the abbrasive and crude language throughout it. A little bit is one thing, but there comes a point when it begins to become too much...and the language in this movie is blatant, awful, and shall we say creative sometimes too. Did not much care for that. If it hadn't been for that, this movie would have gotten a higher rating in my book. It's a good one time watch in my opinion...just be aware that there is a lot of harsh language in it. If that doesn't bother you, then have at it, because that aside it's a pretty good movie, but if it does sort of bother you, then you'll have to decide for yourself whether it's something you want to watch or not.