Hesher

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Hesher is a  drama film directed and written by Spencer Susser and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman, and Rainn Wilson. First screened at the Sundance Film Festival January 22, 2010, the film’s release date in the United States is May 13, 2011.

Hesher movie budget was $7 million

Hesher movie budget was $7 million

A Wrekin Hill Release of a Newmarket Films, NECA Films and CornerStore presentation

Loud music. Pornography. Burning sh*t to the ground. These are a few of Hesher’s favorite things. And they are what Hesher (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) brings to the lives of TJ (Devin Brochu), Paul (Rainn Wilson), and Nicole (Natalie Portman) when he takes up residence in TJ’s garage uninvited. Like a force of nature, Hesher’s anarchy shakes each one of them out of their rut and teaches them to embrace life once more.

Told through the eyes of 13-­year-­old TJ (Devin Brochu), HESHER is a dark fairy tale about an eccentric unhinged  drifter who appears out of nowhere to help a struggling family deal with loss in the most unconventional of ways. Susser brought the story idea to co-­writer David Michod after spending several years working on it himself.