History Film / Hesher

18th Jun '15 10:17:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* PlayingAgainstType: YMMV on this. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has played a variety of roles. Rainn "Dwight Schrute" Wilson is not known for drama films. Natalie Portman did a similar understated role in GardenState.
18th Jun '15 10:17:12 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Hesher''''' is a 2010 film starring Devin Brochu, Creator/JosephGordonLevitt, Creator/RainnWilson, Creator/NataliePortman and Creator/PiperLaurie.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the title character Hesher, a metal-loving drifter who inexplicably inserts himself into the lives of young TJ (Devin Brochu), his father Paul (Rainn Wilson) and Madeleine (Piper Laurie), TJ's grandmother and Paul's mother. The family is reeling after the tragic loss [[spoiler: of TJ's mother/Paul's wife, who appears in a flashback scene to explain how she died.]] Also in the mix is Nicole (Natalie Portman), a grocery store cashier who TJ and Hesher befriend to various degrees.

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'''''Hesher''''' ''Hesher'' is a 2010 film starring Devin Brochu, Creator/JosephGordonLevitt, Creator/RainnWilson, Creator/NataliePortman and Creator/PiperLaurie.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the title character Hesher, a metal-loving drifter who inexplicably inserts himself into the lives of young TJ (Devin Brochu), his father Paul (Rainn Wilson) and Madeleine (Piper Laurie), TJ's grandmother and Paul's mother. The family is reeling after the tragic loss [[spoiler: of TJ's mother/Paul's wife, who appears in a flashback scene to explain how she died.]] died. Also in the mix is Nicole (Natalie Portman), a grocery store cashier who TJ and Hesher befriend to various degrees.


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3rd Jan '15 5:35:15 PM StFan
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'''''Hesher''''' is a 2010 film starring Devin Brochu, Creator/JosephGordonLevitt, RainnWilson, Creator/NataliePortman and Creator/PiperLaurie.

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'''''Hesher''''' is a 2010 film starring Devin Brochu, Creator/JosephGordonLevitt, RainnWilson, Creator/RainnWilson, Creator/NataliePortman and Creator/PiperLaurie.
9th Dec '14 2:23:28 PM eroock
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20th Apr '14 12:30:40 PM nirao01
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'''''Hesher''''' is a 2010 film starring Devin Brochu, [[JosephGordonLevitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt]], [[RainnWilson Rainn Wilson]], [[NataliePortman Natalie Portman]] and Piper Laurie.

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'''''Hesher''''' is a 2010 film starring Devin Brochu, [[JosephGordonLevitt Joseph Gordon-Levitt]], [[RainnWilson Rainn Wilson]], [[NataliePortman Natalie Portman]] Creator/JosephGordonLevitt, RainnWilson, Creator/NataliePortman and Piper Laurie.
Creator/PiperLaurie.
3rd Feb '14 1:00:19 AM darkjezter
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: According to WordOfGod, the character of Hesher is loosely based on deceased Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. Director Spencer Susser would send video clips of Cliff Burton to Joseph Gorden-Levitt so that he'd know how to act.
3rd Feb '14 12:55:17 AM darkjezter
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* HopelessSuitor: It's implied that TJ has a crush on Nicole. [[spoiler:He does ''not'' take it well when he discovers her and Hesher having sex.]]
3rd Feb '14 12:49:51 AM darkjezter
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* ShoutOut: This film has several shout outs to Music/{{Metallica}}. The logo for the film looks like the classic Metallica logo, Hesher shouts "jump into the fire!" in one scene (referencing the Metallica song of the same name), and the song he plays on his bass is Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth). In fact, WordOfGod has said that Hesher's mannerisms are based on late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton.
3rd Feb '14 12:46:43 AM darkjezter
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* RetroUniverse: It's unclear in what year this movie takes place. But the music, dialogue, and clothing styles make it feel like it's set in either the late 1980s or the early 1990s.

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* RetroUniverse: It's unclear in what year this movie takes place.place (the grandmother does have medical marijuana, and legalization of marijuana for medical purposes is something that's only started happening fairly recently). But the music, dialogue, and clothing styles make it feel like it's set in either the late 1980s or the early 1990s.
3rd Feb '14 12:40:30 AM darkjezter
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* RetroUniverse: It's unclear in what year this movie takes place. But the music, dialogue, and clothing styles make it feel like it's set in either the late 1980s or the early 1990s.
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