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March 8, 2009 11:19 am

The Wrestler

I forgot to say I saw the Wrestler. I thought it was a pretty good, but really depressing movie. Micket Rourke plays a broken down formerly popular wrestler reliving his glory years in independent wrestling shows around New Jersey. I thought Roarke did a pretty damn good job acting. Marisa Tomei was good as well, though I wouldn’t call the performance Oscar material. Roarke was deserving of an Oscar (not necessarily over the other nominees though).

Granted, it’s depressing, but what I liked about the film was the applause as a drug aspect. Randy the Ram just couldn’t let go of being the star, no matter how faded. Gives up family, a naked Marisa Tomei, and perhaps even his life, just for one more toke on the pipe. Though in his defense, Marisa Tomei gets her shit together to show up only when it’s really too late. Is he supposed to walk away when he’s already at the curtain and the rest of the show is out front? For his sake, probably best though.

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thevfrchick From: thevfrchick Date: March 8th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was a pretty good, but really depressing movie.

I think you hit the nail on the head.
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synabetic From: synabetic Date: March 8th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it's actually the most "feel good"y of his movies I've seen so far, I think.

That said, I really, really enjoyed The Wrestler, and I wondered why it didn't take home a dumptruck full of Oscars. I haven't seen Slumdog Millionaire, but based on what I've read, I dunno if it could match Wrestler. Ah, well, YMMV. :)
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