The Wrestler (2008)

Directors:

Darren Aronofsky

Writers:

Robert D. Siegel

Actors:

Ron Killings, Johnny Valiant, Bernadette Penotti, Vernon Campbell, Alyssa Bresnahan, Michael Drayer

Synopsis:

Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.
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The Wrestler (2008)

Didn't get the attention it deserves. It's not a male version of "Black Swan", it's a far better film. An interesting and mature study of the glorification and celebration of violence among men as entertainment and its costs. Rourke gives a raw, visceral performance.
April 13, 2013