The Wrestler

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  1. mineraljane

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    I just watched this film and absolutely loved it. Mickey Rourke was born for this role and should thank Aronofsky in advance for his upcoming Oscar. Anyone seen and have impressions? I'm still processing and will probably have to sit down for another viewing. So very good!
     
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    I saw something briefly about it on one of those entertainment shows, extra or whatever. It looked pretty good. I'd be interested in seeing it.
     
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    Heavy contender for my movie of the year!
     
  4. BigRC83

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    Is it more depressing than, "Beyond the Mat?"
     
  5. mineraljane

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    It's entirely different, but not necessarily a "happy" film. Really, really good though.

    Check the trailer out:

    Apple - Movie Trailers - The Wrestler
     
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    Very good film, made me cry. If you want to know whats its like to wrestle you should watch this movie.
     
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    this thread should be updated with *SPOILERS* in the topic title since the movie is expanding to more places within the next 3 weeks


    This movie IMO should win movie of the year. Not Milk, not Slumdog Millionaire but this movie should win for sure.

    It definitely won't and they will just give it to Milk but I think it deserves it.
     
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    Saw that movie last Saturday, loved it.
     
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    Bought the DVD yesterday and watched it for the first time. I loved it and my heart broke for Randy the Ram. Nothing special on the DVD, just the music video by Bruce Springsteen, but that is okay by me.
     
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    Im gonna get this soon.
     
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    I rented it and watched it.

    I found it to be sad and heartbreaking.

    I mock wrestling because of it's silliness, but the men and women who put themselves on parade do so for our pleasure and when we're done with them after they've ravaged their bodies...we just throw them in the trash.

    Seeing what happened in this film and realizing it's even worse in reality...it's a big kick to the nuts.

    Even though it's sad, the film is excellent and the performances were top notch. Mickey Rourke was excellent.

    He deserved every bit of praise he received for his portrayal. Incredible.
     
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    So glad this is out on DVD so more people can see it, it was definitely one of the best films I saw in the last year.
     
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    Another one I'm "long wait"ing for netflix.
     
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    I just watched it and it made me very depressed. Excellent film.
     
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    I rented it from a redbox machine today. loved it.
     
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    Watched it a few days ago, great movie, I've always liked Rourke even in some his lesser movies.
     
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    Thought it was a great movie and Rourke should definitely have gotten an oscar for his performance.

    Andy
     
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    up next on my Netflix list...one of the few that came out in the past few months that i really want to see.
     

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