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The Wrestler DVD - £3.99 delivered @ HMV

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Darren Aronofsky directs this searing drama about a past-his-prime wrestler who tries to regain his earlier fame. Mickey Rourke (ANGEL HEART, SIN CITY) continues a career revival of his own as the fighter, while Oscar winner Marisa Tomei (IN THE BEDROOM, MY COUSIN VINNY) and Evan Rachel Wood (THIRTEEN, DOWN IN THE VALLEY) co-star. Rourke is Randy 'The Ram' Robinson, a one-time superstar of professional wrestling who's down on his luck, estranged from his teenage daughter (Wood) and clinging onto the remains of his career by appearing in brutally violent bouts that barely pay him enough to make the rent on his trailer park home. It soon becomes clear that his broken body is incapable of following through the determination of his plucky spirit and when he succumbs to a heart attack he finds himself at a crossroads where he must decide whether or not to continue his futile pursuit of celebrity or make amends with those that he has alienated.

After his somewhat ambitious flirtation with the science fiction genre in THE FOUNTAIN, director Aronofsky returns to Earth and back to the emotional human drama of his earlier REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. Having fallen from grace in his own professional life, Rourke delivers a towering performance as Robinson; a man whose career trajectory is so close to the actor's own, the film is given a staggering level of poignancy.
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brilliant movie.....
It's good... but I've only watched it once and I don't intend to watch it again. It's too much of a blood-fest for my tastes. But it seriously is a good film.
Great movie, and great price. It's just a shame there isn't a 2-disc special edition of sorts considering it's status in recent cinema.
He was great in Iron Man 2.
He was a bit of an ars*hole at one time, hope he's grown up.
fantastic film !
Good film, but anyone expecting simple face value entertainment will have to look elsewhere.
Poor movie.
Great film at a great price!
Poor movie.

Excellent movie
This film is absolutely garbage
I can't remember when a film has provoked such diverse opinions on HDUK. I might wait until it comes round on Sky.
Obviously anyone who went in expecting a mediocre van damme plottless style movie with a series of pointless fight scenes were dissapointed by this being a brilliant film.
The lead character is seriously flawed, and a terrible father...But Rourkes performance makes this a MUST see film, the COD scene, where he has to repeat himself while attempting to relate shows the characters vulnerability perfectly.
a phenomenal performance.
Obviously anyone who went in expecting a mediocre van damme plottless style movie with a series of pointless fight scenes were dissapointed by this being a brilliant film.

i wasnt expectign anything. i had heard it was a good film but didnt know story line. tried to save itself by putting in a few pairs of breasts. the acting was good, the film was poor.
Rourke's performance is much better than the film itself. Well worth watching, though.
Good movie. The end part is the best I have to say.
awesome film, esp for wrestling fans. the hardcore match is gut wrenching

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