One Last Look: Mickey Rourke as The Ram in The Wrestler
Today I present one final montage of photos from Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler, a film that everyone has continued to fall in love with. This truly is the comeback for Mickey Rourke, who is guaranteed an Oscar nomination and maybe a win for his performance. Rourke is really the spirit and soul of this movie, but supporting him along the way is Marisa Tomei, whose pretty face brightens up some of the sadder moments in the film. With that brief introduction, I now present one last look at The Wrestler. Even though it may take another month or more to show up in a theater near you, I'm sure you won't soon forget it.
Thanks to our friends at SlashFilm for this latest batch of photos. Not only do I want people to see this movie because it's wonderful, but I want it to be a huge success for Darren Aronofsky and Fox Searchlight.
The Wrestler is both directed and produced by visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, of Pi, Requiem for a Dream, and The Fountain previously, with a script written by Robert D. Siegel, of only The Onion Movie previously. The film first premiered at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival and was quickly picked up by Fox Searchlight for distribution. The Wrestler will hit very limited theaters starting on December 17th before expanding wider throughout January. Don't miss this - you will love it!
I think this is the best film of the year (because "Ben Button" hasn't come out yet); it's so good. Not only are the two leads, as you mentioned, amazing, but I don't think enough props are going to Evan Rachel Wood. I think she turned an "eh" bit about an abandoned daughter, into a beautifully heartbreaking performance. The scene of her and Micky on the boardwalk? Good Lord, that killed me. Also, great ending.
Josh on Nov 26, 2008
As a diehard wrestling fan im looking very foward to this.
Chris on Nov 26, 2008
I have seen MILK, SLumdog, and The Wrestler. The wrestler comes out on top with Slum in 2nd and The Dark Knight third. Then MILK.... MILK was carried by Sean Penn just like the wrestler with Rourke. But The Wrestler was just a better film in my opinion.
dee619 on Nov 26, 2008
The more I think about this movie the more I like it.
tzarinna on Nov 26, 2008
that last pic is heart wrenching.....and i have no heart
JNYCE on Nov 27, 2008
Sounds like a good movie. But leave RoboCop the hell alone.
avoidz on Nov 27, 2008
I didnt think it was possible to fancy and love an old pumped up guy in green tights and bad hair extensions. Randy the Ram will live on in my brain for a long time. Mickey Rourke is absolutely incredible
Tina on Jan 26, 2009
It's so believable and so unpolished, it sometimes felt a bit like watching a documentary. Like the scene where all the wrestlers are sitting at their table, waiting for fans to sell their merchandise to. So sad, but not because of any of the standard 'Hollywood sad-polish' that you might expect. It's just given to you like it is, no opinion forced on you. This one will stay with me for quite some time. One small point of critique, if I may. The movie did, a bit to obviously to my taste, follow that 'standard' plot: 1- it's all bad and there's no way out 2- oh wait a minute; everything might just work out... yes ... YES!!? 3- NOPE... it's all bad again On a side note I'd like to thank Aronofsky for not making this one so devastating as 'Requiem for a Dream'. I was a bit scared to see this movie because requiem just numbed me for weeks. 'The Wrestler' is very touching and sad, but also very beautiful. Maybe because of the 'no opinion forced on you'-approach I can even see beauty in the ending; he was, after all, a wrestler. Not some potato-salad packing clerk... although he did seem to enjoy himself there for a bit (loved that scene).
Paul on Feb 16, 2009
this movie came along at the right time for me,all time low,no relief in sight...saw the movie fell in love with mickey rourke,and got my good karma back....thank you for the tears and new hope...i plan to buy the dvd and the poster too......................love you rourke.
trish freitas on Apr 5, 2009
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