LimeGreenLegend 3,915 Posted June 16, 2021 Share Posted June 16, 2021 With the start of summer and the beginning of the European Football Championships, this month's film club is all about the sporting life. The winning film, nominated by @Con, is Darren Aronofsky's 2008 drama The Wrestler, starring Micky Rourke and Marisa Tomei. The film follows Rourke as Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a wrestler who was big in the 80s but is now well past his prime working small shows on the independent circuit as well as a part time job in a supermarket. He struggles with addiction, injuries and rocky relationships with his estranged daughter Stephanie (Evan Rachel Wood) and stripper with a heart of gold Cassidy (Tomei). This is a superb film from a very talented director, whose other works include Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, with a career best performance from Micky Rourke. This is also one of the few films to treat the sport of pro wrestling with any kind of respect, even love at times, and is full of familiar faces to any fan of the sport. It's been a good decade since I've seen this, but I only remember loving it so can't wait to elbow drop back in. the 90s s*cked 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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