6.91 h 45 min2011R
Starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson in a comedic, 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.
Spencer Susser
Joseph Gordon LevittRainn WilsonNatalie Portman
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Devon Brochu
Lucy CooperJohnny LinNatalie PortmanScott PrisandWin SheridanSpencer SusserMatt Weaver
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4.5 out of 5 stars

706 global ratings

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  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
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Dirty BaltimoreReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
A tear jerker
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But a good laugh riot as well
Buddy1492Reviewed in the United States on October 5, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
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It's so different that I have to like it. Hesher has no redeeming qualities but somehow is almost likeable. Natalie Portman plays the friendly but smoldering hot beneath the surface chick who succumbs to this bad boy. Some of the situations are pretty funny, like when Hesher seems all set to give a moving eulogy at the end but it turns into a tale about how he lost one of his nuts. Sensitive, easily offended viewers would probably hate this, but others should give it a try.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 22, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
It's a tonic for an ailing soul!
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The weird-alien teenager, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was my favorite character in the "Third Rock from the Sun" TV show, would grow up to become Hesher! Of course! On that solid foundation, this movie evokes the philosophy of Albert Camus: Most of society's high-and-mighty aspirations, when honestly appraised, are bull-$hit, and once you recognize the absurdity of striving in that wrong direction, you are then free to pursue what is genuinely meaningful and become fully alive. This movie is a masterpiece of that theme, and it gave me exactly what I had craved when I luckily stumbled up it. Bravo!
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on July 16, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly funny and touching
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You have no idea what to expect from this movie when it starts. Devin Brochu is a little kid. His dad Rainn Wilson seems like he’s given up on life. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a nihilistic Heavy Metal guy. Natalie Portman looks like a teenager. What does this disparate group of characters have to do with each other? The movie turns out to be a dark comedy-drama revolving around Brochu’s traumas in life. One minute Gordon-Levitt is falling out of a tree. The next Brochu is screaming and crying over his latest tragedy in life. Surprisingly funny and touching.
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Brittany WilkinsReviewed in the United States on September 8, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
I balled my eyes out
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In the face of grief we all coop in different ways. Hesher made it acceptable to act outside of the norm!!
nexxesoneReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Crude and hilariously far out interactions and dialog between the characters kept me watching
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this movie. lol. just watch it. at least once. made me go "wtf" a few times. but in a good way. mostly. the end was certainly awesome and very moving, with a cool, sorta trippy, funny twist. hesher was here! so @#%! off.
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Eli NielsonReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
A pleasant surprise
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Watch it.
michaelReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
entertaining movie -
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Joseph Gordon Levitt does not disappoint in his character portrayal
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