A long-delayed drama film directed and written by Spencer Susser and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman, Rainn Wilson, and introducing newcomer Devin Brochu. It debuted at last year’s Sundance Film Festival to mixed reviews, and will hit SXSW next month.
The film centers on a teenager (Brochu) and his father (Wilson) who are forced to move in with the boy’s grandmother (Piper Laurie) after the sudden and tragic death of their mother/wife. A young man with a troubled past named Hesher (Gordon-Levitt) assumes the role as both mentor and tormentor, while a young grocery clerk (Portman) steps in to protect the teenager, and becomes the object of his fantasies.
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