Monday, January 12, 2009

The Wrestler

I have to agree with all of the critics and say that Mickey Rourke is absolutely fabulous as Randy "The Ram" Robinson and the movie brought back all the memories I had of watching wrestling at the local fire station on Saturday nights on TBS before there was a WWE, TNT or WWF. This movie feels like a documentary, or a home movie, of The Ram's life and no acting was involved except for the antics and stagecraft within the ring. Darren Aronofsky is known for his heady and cult fan films, like The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream and Pi, and this new film really shows he is a master story teller who can tell any type of story. Mickey Rourke has been on a comeback with roles in Man on Fire, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Sin City but this is a breakthrough performance like no other in his career and I hope he does win for Best Actor this year at the Oscars. Sorry Clint but I have to go for the underdog this year and bet on the 'old beat up piece of meat".

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