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Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky, 2008 (R)


Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry, Wass Stevens, Judah Friedlander, Ernest Miller, Ashley Springer, Ajay Naidu, Giovanni Roselli, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Anna-Karin Eskilsson, Angelina Aucello

Mickey Rourke (in a Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated role) stars as retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson, who returns to the ring to work his way up the circuit for a final shot at defeating his longtime rival. Along the way, he tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) while exploring a relationship with an aging stripper named Cassidy (Marisa Tomei, who also earned Golden Globe and Oscar nods).

Another movie about fight that have little to do with fighting. Mickey Rourke is outstanding, he is a beast, broken, damaged, at the edge of collapse. He is fascinating. The secondary roles of Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood are good, to create a connection between him and the world, but honestly, after a while, you only remember him, his recklessness to die in battle like there is nothing more that matters, his life as a regular human being completely estranged to him. And you look at him, his body, his scars, his features, everything is sculpted perfectly to make you look at him as a very strange thing, very delicate after all, almost feminine at time.

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