Hmmm... 105 minutes of disturbing violent content, graphic dialogue, pervasive language, drug use and all with a child present. I figure this R-rated movie averages out to one "F" word every 45 seconds. But did I like this mess? Take one guess! In my opinion, Director Spencer Susser could have continued doing shorts and television, feature films don't seem to be his forte.

Despite fine performances, particularly on the part of the little boy, the auxiliary characters were so repugnant I could NEVER recommend this movie to anyone.

We saw:
  • Devin Brochu ("Ghosts of Girlfriends Past") was excellent as the poor kid who is powerless in an unfeeling world. I despaired for him as his troubles mounted.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("Inception") is vile as Hesher, rude, destructive, greedy, selfish and cruel. I can't begin to itemize the nasty things he did...and I guess they were supposed to be funny. At least some audience members were laughing...
  • Natalie Portman ("Thor") is the sweet grocery checker our little guy gets a crush on. Turns out she too, has feet of clay. At least she apologizes.
  • Piper Laurie ("Carrie") I know, I know. That was a long time ago. I was just surprised that she is still alive!
  • Rainn Wilson ("Super") is the boy's dad, semi-catatonic since the death of his wife. He neglects himself, his son and exploits his mother.
Even the resolution is lame. DON'T GO!