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The Wrestler

(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Back in the late '80s, Randy 'The Ram' Robinson was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, decades past his prime, he barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. He faces health problems that may end his wrestling career and is attempting to come to terms with his life outside the ring. He wants to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and begins a relationship with a stripper. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis, 'The Ayatollah,' which might just be his ticket back to stardom.
Statement of Responsibility: Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; in association with Wild Bunch ; a Protozoa Pictures production ; a film by Darren Aronofsky ; produced by Scott Franklin ; written by Robert Siegel ; directed and produced by Darren Aronofsky
Uniform Title: Wrestler (Motion picture)
Title: The wrestler
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Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Fox Searchlight Pictures : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., c2009
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2008
Special features: Within the ring [featurette] (43 min.); "The Wrestler" Music video-written and performed by Bruce Springsteen (4 min.)
Contents: Main titles
Twenty years later
Living on the edge
Choreographing the match
Weekend warriors
Lovely Cassidy
Keeping it going
Staple gun
It's your heart
Welcome home
Can we talk?
Trying to connect
Few autographs
Feeling good
Go with your gut
Deli man
Just hanging out
Let's party
Never again!
Falling apart
Back in the game
This is where I belong
Main event
End titles
Credits: Director of photography, Maryse Alberti ; editor, Andrew Weisblum ; original score, Clint Mansell ; production designer, Timothy Grimes.
Performers: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry, Wass Stevens, Judah Friedlander, Ernest Miller.
Summary: Back in the late '80s, Randy 'The Ram' Robinson was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, decades past his prime, he barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. He faces health problems that may end his wrestling career and is attempting to come to terms with his life outside the ring. He wants to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and begins a relationship with a stripper. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis, 'The Ayatollah,' which might just be his ticket back to stardom.
Audience: MPAA rating Rated R for violence, sexualitynudity, language and some drug use
System Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35:1
Other Language: In English or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned
Awards & Distinctions: Winner, Golden Lion: Darren Aronofsky, Venice Film Festival 2008; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Mickey Rourke, Golden Globes 2009, Screen Actors Guild 2009, BAFTA Film Awards 2009
Subject Headings: Wrestlers United States Drama Wrestling matches United States Drama Man-woman relationships United States Drama Fathers and daughters United States Drama Supermarkets United States Drama Feature films. lcsh
Genre/Form: Sports films
Feature films
Fiction films
Feature films-United States
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Topical Term: Wrestlers
Wrestling matches
Man-woman relationships
Fathers and daughters
Supermarkets
Feature films
Publisher No: 2257499
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE W
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Jul 04, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

One of the worst movies ever. You know why this role suited Mickey Rourke? Because he didn’t need to act, this is him in real life, all washed up re-living his glory moments working the deli counter!! I don’t mind him in a supporting role but 100 minutes of him is too much. Also, what happened to his face??? Yuck!! He has gotten really ugly!

Jun 12, 2014
  • Isley rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a great character study marred only by the overly cliche plot devices of the script. Rourke really does a great job playing a man that the world has no place for any more and I’d probably recommend this based on that alone.

May 23, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A remarkable film that plays like a documentary on the central character, a former pro wrestler who has passed his prime and his struggles to remain in the public memory. Mickey Rourke gives an incredible performance that is real and genuine.

Mar 19, 2014
  • Bearddis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mickey Rourke gives another amazing performance in The Wrestler as a very complex character Randy "The Ram" Robinson. Randy is a formerly world renown wrestler still clinging to his former glory by performing at small scale wrestling events while also working a cruddy part time job at a grocery mart to barely keep his bills paid. The Wrestler is the journey of the end of his life. A broken mans struggle to maintain his pride, save his broken relationships, and try to develop new meaningful relationships. You'll be hard pressed to find a more honest film. A must watch.

Jun 26, 2013
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Well, let me tell ya - There's absolutely nothing in the world that I despise more than a man who's literally pushing 60 who dyes his shoulder-length hair blond, wears it up in a frickin' bun, and even uses bobby-pins to keep those straying hairs in place._____ And that, my friends, was just the man that "love-thy-self" Randy Robinson, the Ram, was in The Wrestler._____ With his pimply ass, and his tattoo of Christ, Robinson was a tiresome character, and, pretty much, nothing but a loser and a broken-down piece of trailer-trash._____ When it came to pleasing his audience who came to watch him in the ring, Robinson was such a moron that he even deliberately cut himself with a piece of concealed razor blade just for the sake of getting some hollow cheers from the insatiable crowd._____ Filled with all sorts of shallow characters (like the sleazy stripper, Cassidy), The Wrestler was just a worthless piece of movie-fluff about a vain, self-deluded, old fart and his bloated ego and his hair done up in a bun.

May 09, 2013
  • velloxal rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Fame contra family values. Difficult father - daughter relations.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mickey Rourke gives an EXCELLENT performance as washed-up has-been Randy "The Ram". The despair, hopelessness, regret... Genuine; straight from the heart. Aronofsky's best film, in my opinion. FIVE STARS.

Aug 02, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a well-acted, interesting drama. Rourke did a great job as a completely believable aging pro wrestler. More or less depressing, but still entertaining to me as a character study. Tomei does a pretty good job as a used up stripper as well. The story pulls no punches and ends unexpectedly.

Jun 05, 2012
  • Quimeras rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Those who love the 80’s- it music and the colorful personas that made up the world of wrestling- will enjoy “The Wrestler”. This movie works because it is simple and honest in telling the story of a “fallen star”. Mickey Rourke is superb in his role and well-worth watching in this film.

Jun 02, 2012
  • sdforeman rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this movie. It does a great job making you understand the characters. You really get sucked into Randy "The Ram", hoping things will finally work out for him, but then agreeing that his decision at the end is really his only choice. Good movie for a slow evening.

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jul 31, 2011
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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Randy 'The Ram' Robinson: "Hey lady -- you want some f*cking cheese?!? Get your own f*cking cheese!!!"

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Randy 'The Ram' Robinson: When you live hard and you play hard and burn the candle at both ends... in this life, you can lose everything you love, everything that loves you. A lot of people told me that I'd never wrestle again, they said "he's washed up", "he's finished" , "he's a loser", "he's all through". You know what? The only ones gonna tell me when I'm through doing my thing, is you people here. You people here... you people here. You're my family.
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