H To The Esher

Had enough Hesher reviews? Yes? Too bad cos here’s another positive review from Film School Rejects.

It is incredibly well cast — even Natalie Portman shows up in a smaller role as an equally lost girl who befriends TJ.

Aside from the previously mentioned aggression and interesting choices in scoring, director Spencer Susser has created a very darkly humorous, and ultimately thoughtful drama about dealing with loss and moving on with one’s life. He delivers a film that is aesthetically consistent, has a fairly fluid narrative and features characters that are, at the very least, interesting to watch. The whole thing is anchored by a wild performance from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is once again up to the task. It is his movie, in the end.