2010 • R • Drama, Comedy
A heavy-metal-loving anarchist shakes up a troubled family.
WHY WE PICKED IT: Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows off his acting range as a grungy, detached drifter.
Reeling from his mother’s death, a depressed young boy and his pill-popping father are passing time holed up in his grandmother’s home. Hesher, a heavy-metal-loving anarchist (played by a long-haired Joseph Gordon-Levitt), takes up uninvited residence in their garage and an aggressive, lasting presence in their lives. This darkly comic tale is charged with metalhead favorites by Motorhead and Metallica.
DIRECTOR: Spencer Susser
CAST: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, Piper Laurie, Natalie Portman