I wanted to like Hesher. It started out so promising, had a great cast, but halfway through I realized it was just indie garbage.
It’s the first film for director Spencer Susser and it’s a decent enough premise. Rainn Wilson plays a grieving husband that’s lost his wife in a car accident. He spends most of the movie hopped up on meds (and looking like Zach Galifianakis with the beard). His son is grieving, too. And he hates the fact that the damaged car his mom was driving is staying at the tow yard. He’s also bullied in school, and has the bad luck of running into a heavy metal loving squatter – played brilliantly by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
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