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The Wrestler

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dyno, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I went to a screening of "The Wrestler" tonight. As I posted on the Movies Thread, I was kind of afraid to see it, because I was afraid I'd pumped it up so much, I'd be disappointed. That's what happened before I saw "The Departed" and "Juno" and I ended up not liking either one and being kind of mad about it.

    Well, I liked "The Wrestler." I didn't love it and here's why: Mickey Rourke's face. I love Mickey Rourke. I loved him in "Diner" and I loved him in "Pope of Greenwich Village." His face distracted me so much in this movie, though, that it took away from it. I spent so much time staring at his face, trying to find Mickey Rourke in there, that I didn't get into the movie as much as I would have liked to. His voice is different, too.

    It's a relentlessly depressing movie, and BRUTAL, but Mickey Rourke is great. I haven't seen "Frost/Nixon" yet, so I can't compare Frank Langella's performance, but I have seen "Milk" and Mickey was better than Sean Penn.

    I would love to see it again, but it was such a downer and like I said, brutal, that I don't know if I can see it again. I definitely recommend it, though, and would love to hear some other thoughts.
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    No love for Rumble Fish? Booooooooooo! :D
  3. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I've never seen "Rumble Fish" but I have a funny memory about it. The review of it in the New York Daily News referred to Matt Dillon as "a monosyllabic retard." That phrase wouldn't see the light of day now, but it seemed so...possible. Anyway, I never got around to seeing it. I'm not even sure I knew Mickey Rourke was in it.
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Mick Foley wrote a piece for Slate saying how much he liked the film.


    Although I really shouldn't have been surprised, I was in fact stunned and appalled at the number of references to "I" "me" and "my" - eight, in the first 111 words alone. And nine more in the 104 words of the second paragraph. And five more in the first 65 words of the third paragraph....holy crap..... :p
  5. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    The sad fact is Foley could outwrite 90% of us on this board.

    Really, really want to see this picture, mostly because I'm a huge wrestling fan and this is getting rave reviews. I don't know much about Rourke, but I've read articles on his comeback and it is an amazing story. Perhaps something that could be its own movie somewhere down the line.
  6. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Go back to your Mick Foley books

  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Luckily, I'm in the 10 per cent. :)
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    No you're not. You suck. You haven't even written a book yet, jerkface. :D :D :D
  9. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Ah, but I have! Nyah, nyah. ;D
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    The what now?

  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

  12. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Anyone know when this goes into wide release?
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