Hesher, about an "anarchist-trickster" fond of wandering around in his tightie-whities (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who becomes part of a motherless young boy's life, debuted two Sundance Film Festivals ago. It's flirted with distribution ever since and is now scheduled to come out in April, thanks to the Natalie Portman effect. (Bankable and Oscar-approved, her back catalogue will not be going straight to DVD.) Portman plays a supermarket clerk whom the boy is infatuated with. She notably wears a pair of oversize plastic serial killer-cum-hipster glasses in a way that is neither hip nor killer, and doesn't obscure the fact that she still looks like Natalie Portman. Notable fashion choices are one of the only major takeaways of the trailer, which plays, not unpleasantly, like the Sundance version of Drillbit Taylor (so, Drillbit Taylor, with feelings). Rainn Wilson, as the boy's bereaved, drugged-out dad, has a beard a Hasid would be proud of, and Levitt, as the titular Hesher, has a Jesus mane and a large number of handmade tattoos that are shown off nicely when he wears the aforementioned undies and/or hits children with his car and/or sets things on fire.
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
Let’s Talk About the Ending of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
11,000 People Have Demanded the Met Remove This Painting. They Aren’t Going To. Nor Should They.
Matt Damon Is Sharing All His Bad Opinions on Sexual Misconduct: ‘Well, We Can Work With That’
The 10 Horniest Things in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
In Defense of Hayden Christensen’s Performance in the Star Wars Prequels
The Last Jedi Is the Most Populist Star Wars Movie Yet
Every Star Wars Movie, Ranked
The Crown: Who Is the Real Antony Armstrong-Jones, a.k.a Lord Snowdon?
On Revival, Eminem Tries Everything, But It Doesn’t Always Work
9 Notorious Prince Philip Stories
Latest News from VultureHollywood Execs Formed a Sexual Harassment Commission Led By Anita Hill
The entertainment industry’s Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace will be led by Anita Hill.Nelly Wants To Take Legal Action Against His Accuser After Rape Case Was Dropped
Nelly plans to take legal action against his accuser in an effort to restore his reputation.Morgan Spurlock’s Supersize Me 2 Pulled from YouTube Red and Sundance Film Festival
The fallout came after the documentary filmmaker wrote a lengthy letter on social media detailing his personal history with sexual misconduct.Netflix Is Eyeing George Clooney-Produced Watergate Series
Oscar-nominated Bridge of Spies scribe Matt Charman is writing the eight-episode miniseries.Pete Davidson Wanted To Give Hillary Clinton A Christmas Gift, So He Got A Tattoo of Her
And the former Secretary of State approves of his decision.Wormwood Recap: An Amazing Stroke of Luck
Errol Morris is giving us a lot of tantalizing ideas to chew on.Chance the Rapper Saves the Holidays, Recruits Common and Lena Waithe to Join His Christmas Mixtape
Swoon.Let’s Talk About the Ending of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The spoilers are strong with this post.Does Spielberg’s The Post Take a Dig at News Outlets Pivoting to Video?
Does Steven have something against autoplay videos?Grab Your Limes, the First Teaser for PBS’s Little Women Mini-Series Is Here
The Masterpiece event arrives in May.
In many ways it is a sign of art’s complexity that it generate a wide variety of responses.New Study Confirms There Are Few Female Studio Executives, But You Already Knew That
Talent agency scorecards are also bad, while TV studios are closer to gender parity.If Tyra Banks Could Go Back in Time, She’d Deprive Us of ‘We Were All Rooting for You!’
She might edit out that outburst, if she had it to do over again.Alfred Hitchcock, Agatha Christie, and 11 Other Things That Influenced Search Party
The major cultural landmarks that shaped Dory and the gang, from Alfred Hitchcock to The Comeback.How Eminem’s Slim Shady EP Paved the Way for Superstardom
The six-song EP was a proof of concept so strong that it has survived sea changes in rap and in American life.The 10 Horniest Things in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
From that big shirtless scene to everything Oscar Isaac has chemistry with.Netflix Will Break Things Off With Love After Its Third Season
The third season will premiere March 29.Jean-Claude Van Johnson Whiffs on Hollywood Satire
But the onetime action superstar delivers a pleasant shrug of a performance.Crooked House Is a Divertingly Twisty and Over-the-Top Agatha Christie Adaptation
Worth it for Gillian Anderson’s wig alone.Five of Laura Dern’s Favorite David Lynch Stories
“He’s like, ‘I need wind. I need bubble gum.’”