Sunday, May 15, 2011

Movie with Abe: Hesher (Capsule Review)

Directed by Spencer Susser
Released Mau 13, 2011

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has proven that he is a talented performer who shines in just about anything, be it a romantic comedy like “500 Days of Summer” or “Inception.” Why he chose his latest project is an enormous and lamentable mystery, yet he’s still easily the best thing about it. “Hesher” is an eerie, off-putting film about a socially-incompetent druggie who manages to completely ruin the life of a young misfit named T.J. with his furious and dangerous activities. In a film like this, there’s usually a silver lining, but here, there’s not, and it quickly devolves from dark and disturbing to simply inane. Both Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson need to seriously consider just how many movies they’re making at one time, since the ratio of good to bad recently hasn’t been strong. It may not be as unbelievably horrendous as “Super,” but it still doesn’t have any redeeming qualities.


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