The Wrestler details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Mickey Rourke, Ernest Miller, Marisa Tomei, Todd Barry, Evan Rachel Wood, Vale Anoai|
|Genres:||Drama - General, Sport - Wrestling|
|Collections:||100 Most Wanted, 2011's Top Films, American Indie, Award Nominees & Winners, Critic's Choice, Decades: 00s, Editor's Picks, Exclusive Films|
|1hr 44 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Oscar nominated story of a retired professional wrestler, making his way through the independent circuit and trying to get back in the game for one final showdown with his former rival.
Most helpful review
Micky Rourke is just mesmerizing.By a customer from Queens Park , 25 Oct 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]A really immersive film, that manages to live the washed out wrestlers life day by agonizing day. I have only felt this level of emotional gutting once before and that was with my first view of 'Requiem for a Dream'. The world feels authentic and sometimes sexy, honoring its source material, in all it's bloody glory.
Mickey Rourke's performance is absolutely incredible and it hurts so much to stare at such a demolished incarnation of him. Marisa Tomei is beautiful and again like with the every other aspect of the film you find yourself just staring in amazement.
The film has a dark sense of humor which surprises you during the lows. You can see the turns ahead but ride is too immersive to let yourself second guess the plot, and your first time will be heart throbbing and unnerving.
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Worth every minuteBy Gerrian (8 reviews) , 31 May 2013Much like some other people, I decided to watch this through curiosity seeing as it was receiving very high rating. I'm really not a fan of wrestling at all, but Rourke plays his role very well following a powerful story. It's definitely worth a watch!
Ding Ding Round OneBy Routemaster (87 reviews) from Cambridge , 24 Apr 2013Not a fan of wrestling or Rourke, but was interested to see why this film was getting so many positive reviews - and now I understand why!. Based on a professional wrestler Randy Robinson (Rourke) who is well past his best, but still lives for the thrill of the performance; now reduced to performing in local community centre to earn a living. Unable to maintain any relationship, he attempts to build something with his daughter (Wood) and his girlfriend, an exotic dancer Cassidy (Tomei); but his heart lies in the ring, and even a heart attack won't stop that desire. Well worth a viewing.
Excellent performanceBy charlg (1 review) , 20 Apr 2013Mickey Rourke delivers a brilliant performance, in a film that director Darren Aronofsky shows us the darker side to the sport. I've seen a few reviews saying that this film isn't suitable of children and they had to turn it off, quick reminder it is rated a 15.
Packs a punchBy Bobsview (559 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 13 Apr 2013Mickey Rourke stars in this very good film as a semi retired ageing professuional wrestler. The film is made by Rourke who appears inevery scene like a one man show. it is a sad and poignant story with the Rourke character as a bit of a pathetic loner has been who knows no other life. He struggles to build a modest relationship with a lap dancer and repair his non existent relationship with his estranged daughter. Very credible and dark and moving.
Real wrestlers say.....By danshuks (8 reviews) , 30 Mar 2013that this is a true dipiction of real life on the wrestling indie scene and i loved it...... Mickie Rourke also played the part like he was wrestling all his life....... best wrestling movie ever