Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Wrestler

So, I just got home from my screening of Australia, and while I will get to that in my review either tonight or tomorrow (It was really solid by the way), there is one thing that has stunned me, and I'm just now getting the ability to speak back after having seen this trailer. It's my honor to give you guys the first trailer for the upcoming film, The Wrestler...



I'm just speechless. This is easily now the one film I'm looking forward to checking out most, even more than Benjamin Button. I'm a huge wrestling fan (even to this day), and Mickey Rourke looks absolutely brilliant in the film. I can't put into words how good I think this film will be. Please, leave your comments, as I would love to hear what you have to say about this...

Here's the plot synopsis...

Back in the late ’80s, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. Estranged from his daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) and unable to sustain any real relationships, Randy lives for the thrill of the show and the adoration of his fans. However, a heart attack forces him into retirement. As his sense of identity starts to slip away, he begins to evaluate the state of his life — trying to reconnect with his daughter, and striking up a blossoming romance with an exotic dancer (Marisa Tomei) who is ready to start a new life. Yet all this cannot compare to the allure of the ring and passion for his art, which threatens to pull Randy “The Ram” back into his world of wrestling. Director Darren Aronofsky presents a powerful portrait of a battered dreamer, who despite himself and the odds stacked against him, lives to be a hero once again in the only place he considers home – inside the ring. THE WRESTLER had its North American premiere at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.

Check it out when it starts to hit theatres on December 17th...

Go see something good!

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