The Wrestler (2008)


Darren Aronofsky


Robert D. Siegel


John Zandig, Nigel McGuinness, Dustin Howard, James Manley, John Corson, Jamar Shipman


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