Unlike any movie I’ve seen in the past five years, Hesherwas certainly a breath of fresh air in terms of plots. The entire style was completely unique to what has been produced lately. From story lines and character development to the overall flow, there wasn’t a single boring moment. There are certainly moments when you ask yourself, ”What the hell is going on?”, but soon after, your questions are answered as the action unfolds.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt delivered a performance to remember as Hesher, the hairy vulgar badass who befriends T.J. — a young boy who recently lost his mother in a car accident. T.J. is having trouble coping with his mother’s death. Living with his father, who is using pills to ease his pain, and his grandmother, who just wants them to be a family again, doesn’t make matters any better. On top of it all, the school bully has decided to make T.J. his most recent target. It’s at that point when Hesher decides to take the troubled youngster under his wing. With good intentions, T.J.’s mentor leads him into several precarious situations.