Single tear at the dinner table. Flaming front flip into the pool. Donuts in the parking lot. Walking away from an explosion without looking back.
A lot of people have already had the chance to see Hesher, but I haven’t, and just from the trailer, it looks like a version of Garden State that grew a pair, set fire to The Shins’ “Chutes too Narrow,” and learned to blast Metallica while stripping down to its tightie-whities.
More words would only sully it. Check out the trailer for yourself:
There’s nothing wrong with a little “Battery” in the afternoon. If you needed to play the trailer twice because you were too busy headbanging the first time through, that’s perfectly understandable.
I have no idea whether the film will be a hardcore version of Garden State, but the coming of age sentiment seems to be there, Hesher seems like a Tyler Durden-esque figure, and there’s even nerdy Natalie Portman to help the comparison along.
Spencer Susser is a talented director (who we’ve featured on our Short Film of the Day spot), and this looks like a movie that grabs you by the nether regions and the heart strings all at the same time.
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