the wrestler

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I finally found the opportunity to watch The Wrestler, starring Mickey Rourke.  Sometimes, I just don’t quite get to things as fast as I can and this is one of those fine examples!  I wish I had seen this sooner, because watching it inspired me to scribble up a quick movie review and had I seen this sooner, I would have been a better person for it!

In short, The Wrestler is a powerful movie that moved this viewer to strong sympathetic connections with the character.  If you’ve ever been in a pinch in life, you’ll share the desperation that Rourke’s character is dealing with.  If you haven’t, Rourke will show you how it feels.  It’s directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Fountain) & is written by Robert Siegel.  The ensemble of acting, directing and writing comes together powerfully & seamlessly in this movie.

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