Now that the Sundance Film Festival line-up has been announced, a lot of promotional items are being released in support of the films. One of the movies of choice is Hesher, a drama that will premiere next year and co-stars Natalie Portman, Joseph-Gordon-Levitt, and Devin Brochu.
Check out the gallery and synopsis below…
T.J, a 13 year old boy and his Father, both devastated by the tragic loss of the Mother/Wife, are now living with the elderly Grandma. On his way to school one day, T.J has a chance encounter with Hesher, a late 20’s year old with a troubled past. Hesher assumes a role as both mentor and tormentor, leading T.J into troubles he could never have imagined. Nicole, a young grocery clerk trying to make ends meet steps in to protect T.J from a vicious attack, T.J becomes enamored with Nicole, only to have his fantasies destroyed by Hesher. Hesher moves into Grandma’s home, although uninvited, he is somehow accepted.
Hesher is directed by Spencer Susser, and features Gordon-Levitt as the title character, with the elderly grandma being played by screen legend Piper Laurie. Portman co-stars in Hesher as Nicole, and is also listed as one of the film’s producers. The movie definitely has the acting talent, but the plot can be hit or miss. It has a dark undertone, and sounds like it will be told from the perspective of the young boy. I’m getting a Donnie Darko vibe, but without the evil bunny.
Check out the gallery…
What do you think of the photos from Hesher?