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Lee
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Post The Wrestler
Not the tear jerker I expected, but very solid and I loved Rourkes performance. It was a real vivid protrayal of how Wrestlers from the territory days usually end up. For every Ric Flair you have a dozen Honky Tonk Mans, Iron Shieks, Magnum TA's, Curt Hennigs, etc, who wind up eeking out a living on past glory in the indies or Dead.

Ranks up there with Field of Dreams and the original Brians Song as my favorite "sports" movies.


Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:16 pm
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Post Re: The Wrestler
Good looking forward to it coming out on DVD


Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:39 pm
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I want to see this as well, everyone that I've talked to said it was very good.


Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:45 pm
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Had to see this when I found out it was set in Jersey. Mickey Rourke made this movie work. Basically, this was his life story - minus the wrestling. He's spent the last few years living alone with a dog and on handout from a Buddy. Rourke made the story believable. This story could be about almost anyone who's gone from the top to bottom. And in today's economy, how many out of work people can relate to this story? Loads, probably. And if you've ever lived on the "party scene," you can really relate to this movie. Good stuff and some decent lessons thrown in.

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can't wait to see this .... plus, i really like mickey


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I heard Mickey Rourke has another part similar to the part he had in the wrestler about someone who's down and out and making a comeback. The same director, I believe, found him the part. In an interview he said that he really didn't have to act that much in this part because that's pretty much who he is and what he went through. He even changed the script dialog to make it more of what he would actually say. Gotta love the underdogs.

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We should have that to watch tomorrow night


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Fantastic movie .. but all I thought about the entire time was my brother Scott who live down in Florida


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loved the movie ... mickey was great in it ... but mike is right, he did remind us so much of my BIL =)


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Can I say I freakin love Marisa Tomei? Man she is smokin hot. Yes it is a decent movie.


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