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The Wrestler DVD £3.99 delivered @ HMV
The Wrestler DVD £3.99 delivered @ HMV

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.

14 Comments

Brilliant film, great price! Heat added

Amazing film... i've been waiting for this to go to £2.99 - really don't know if i should wait any longer!

Banned

Cheers - however, already downl... er... I mean bought this ages ago ;-)

I heard this is absolute sh*te. hmmmm

Banned

ger_ryan22;8077137

I heard this is absolute sh*te. hmmmm



Whoever told you that is a moron.;-)

I enjoyed this film

ger_ryan22;8077137

I heard this is absolute sh*te. hmmmm



I'm obviously in the monirity here, but it's probably the worst film I've ever paid good money to see. The only redeeming thing being Marisa Tomei's appearance with not a lot of clothes on.

ger_ryan22;8077137

I heard this is absolute sh*te. hmmmm


Probably from someone who expected to see an ection packed 'WWE' style movie, purely based on the title.

It's a great film.

Banned

beetlebum;8077469

I'm obviously in the monirity here, but it's probably the worst film I've … I'm obviously in the monirity here, but it's probably the worst film I've ever paid good money to see. The only redeeming thing being Marisa Tomei's appearance with not a lot of clothes on.



You didn't think Mickey Rourke's performance was a 'redeeming thing'?

It's one of the great male lead performances in the last 20 years of cinema.

I've ordered, been wanting to see this for a while.:thumbsup:

nice one just ordered fanx

Great film - many thanks - super price :thumbsup:

My £4.99 HMV copy only arrived last night..... typical.

Bitter but Hot

Rourke's performance is better than the film itself, but it's still worth a look for anyone who enjoys movies.
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