Rating: Active Eruption
Bravo! Best film of the award season, by far. Mickey Rourke's performance in The Wrestler is unforgettable. He played the role with such ease, all the while understanding the physical and emotional torture his character endured. Marisa Tomei was also spectacular as his stripper love interest. You just wanted the two of them to get together, but wondered if it could ever really happen.
I found the camera POV fascinating; at times, you felt like you were following him, with the camera on your shoulder; at other times it was as if you were looking through his eyes at the people in front of him. This film will carry you into the complex and rugged world of this professional wrestler - a world that he could never truly leave. You must see this movie because it's destined to become a classic.