the wrestler movie review

Being a wrestling fan, I though watching The Wrestler would be right up my alley. I have heard nothing but good things from people who have seen the film. I honestly thought it was just okay, mediocre. Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei did a great job in their roles. The storyline seemed dull at best. Maybe I am missing the point? I am not a professional wrestler, so I do not know how that life is; I can only watch it, not live it.

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It was hard at times while watching. Seeing Randy “The Ram” Robinson going through his daily life of heart problems, promiscuous behavior, isolation, etc.  He actually was impressive with maintaining a upbeat personality. For the most part, he was calm and treated people well. We learn later about his daughter, Stephanie, who hates him. It was a shame because for a brief moment, the two got along. Randy did befriend a dancer named Cassidy (Marisa Tomei). Like Randy, she is a bit over-the-hill for her job. Cassidy did seem like a decent person regardless. Alright, in the beginning for this post, I mentioned that the movie was just okay. I changed my mind, the film was good.

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