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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.

19 Comments

Good film. £7.49 HMV if you prefer. ]http//hm…048

Banned

I *think* this was in Sainsbury's pound lane Norwich the other day for £7.

not as great as the reviews say, still good movie though. well acted

Argh, I bought this in HMV last week for £10.

I heard the blu-ray for this is barely an upgrade on the dvd? is that correct?

JustBlaze;7787259

I heard the blu-ray for this is barely an upgrade on the dvd? is that … I heard the blu-ray for this is barely an upgrade on the dvd? is that correct?



Haha yeah its nothing special. Most Blu rays arnt anything special yet (especially in comparison to 360/PS3 games where its like WOAH)

Amazing film btw; one of the best films of last year. If u like wrestling or USED to like wrestling especially your gonna love this film

JustBlaze;7787259

I heard the blu-ray for this is barely an upgrade on the dvd? is that … I heard the blu-ray for this is barely an upgrade on the dvd? is that correct?



The Wrestler was shot on film, using hand-held cameras in a documentary style. It does look very grainy which isn't really my favourite look either. I might pick up a copy when it's cheaper. It does give us a glimpse of the lovely Marissa Tomei's norks after all;).

Cheers,

jahman

HappyCanMan;7787438

Haha yeah its nothing special. Most Blu rays arnt anything special yet … Haha yeah its nothing special. Most Blu rays arnt anything special yet (especially in comparison to 360/PS3 games where its like WOAH)



Awesome. This goes into the same catagory as 'upscaled DVDs are just as good as blu rays'.

Go up to that search bar and look for a hot deal on a good TV

This sounds like a good deal for a recently released blu-ray but this is the most boring film i have ever seen!! I kept waiting for something to happen and it just didnt, boring from start to finish, 2hrs of my life wasted

brilliant brilliant film - i loved it
mickey rourke really does the part brilliantly as a down and out wrestler

you wont regret it!! well if you do regret it , ill buy it off you for a fiver

jackvdbuk;7787842

brilliant brilliant film - i loved it mickey rourke really does the part … brilliant brilliant film - i loved it mickey rourke really does the part brilliantly as a down and out wrestleryou wont regret it!! well if you do regret it , ill buy it off you for a fiver



I really dont understand what you guys like about this film, theres hardly any wrestling in it at all and is mainly about a bloke moaning about how old he is and just walking around and sitting in bars doing nothing!

saz2696;7787922

I really dont understand what you guys like about this film, theres … I really dont understand what you guys like about this film, theres hardly any wrestling in it at all and is mainly about a bloke moaning about how old he is and just walking around and sitting in bars doing nothing!



Then it's obvious you don't *get* what the film is about.

sounds like some people watched this film without bothering to see what it was about....hey, its called the wrestler it must be full of 'cool' wrestling moves. i cant think of much worse than 2 hours of wrestling, id much prefer a well told story.

saz2696;7787922

I really dont understand what you guys like about this film, theres … I really dont understand what you guys like about this film, theres hardly any wrestling in it at all and is mainly about a bloke moaning about how old he is and just walking around and sitting in bars doing nothing!



The beautiful irony of the film lies in the fact that it is a deeply introspective story about the most outlandish of "sports".

Give it a few years, get a bit of perspective in your life and you might "get" what the film is about.

If you want to see some wrestling moves and can't watch something for more than a few minutes without getting bored, then just go on youtube.

HappyCanMan;7787438

Haha yeah its nothing special. Most Blu rays arnt anything special yet … Haha yeah its nothing special. Most Blu rays arnt anything special yet (especially in comparison to 360/PS3 games where its like WOAH)



Are you 12? ;-)

saz2696;7787922

I really dont understand what you guys like about this film, theres … I really dont understand what you guys like about this film, theres hardly any wrestling in it at all and is mainly about a bloke moaning about how old he is and just walking around and sitting in bars doing nothing!



Try and empathise with the main character and you might just enjoy it!

IMO, a fantastic film and should not be overlooked at this price. I didnt have any major issues with the PQ although I must admit that its far from reference material.v

To be honest I found this extremely dull, didn't manage to finish it way over-hyped for what it was.
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