Sunday, 18 January 2009

Stef Reviews... The Wrestler

The Wrestler is a film that looks at the grittier side of wrestling. The high-gloss world of WWE this isn't! Mickey Rourke stars as Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a formely professional wrestler living in a trailer park, mixing amateur fights with a part time day job. The Wrestler explores Randy's personal relationships as his career starts to be threatened.

Overall the film does a fantastic job of exploring the psyche of a guy who doesn't know anything other than life inside the square circle, and builds up what I can only describe as an absolutely brilliant ending.

It's definitely worth a watch, and the new Springsteen song that plays over the end credits fits proceedings absolutely perfectly.

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