Great Moments In Film – The Wrestler (2008)

The Wrestler is an outstanding movie by Darren Aronofsky about Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke), a former pro-wrestling great who’s prime (as well as the lime light) have long left him. Having once sold out giant arenas and making money hand-over-fist, Randy now lives in a beat up trailer, barely making any money while performing in front of a couple of dozen people.

Having announced his impending retirement (he’ll have one last match with arch nemesis from the glory days), Randy now looks back on his life and the mistakes he has made. The biggest one? Alienating and neglecting his own daughter Stephanie (Evan Rachel Wood). This scene is the end of the first day they’ve spent together since she was a little girl where Randy asks for forgiveness. How Rourke was passed over for an Oscar, I’ll never know.

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~ by chrislejarzar on November 26, 2010.

4 Responses to “Great Moments In Film – The Wrestler (2008)”

  1. Great scenes that really adds on to the reason why Mickey Rourke should have won that Oscar so long ago.

    • I thought Mickey was outstanding in this. I have no doubt that there were outside factors that led to him NOT winning the Oscar other than just performance. But it definitely doesn’t diminish what he’s done, especially on his comeback tour.

      Thanks for the comment!

  2. I also like the scene where he’s serving the egg salads; it’s uplifting, you think he’s gettimng his life back on track.

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