Rourke Just because I'm single doesn't mean that you can take advantage of me.
It's unfair that the performances might suffer because of all these distractions.
" Randy asks one shlubby middle-age fellow) you sense a born performer in action.
Any number of directors and actors could've messed up "The Wrestler"—oversold its line of goods. They know, in their bones, this script is shameless. Starring: Mickey Rourke (Randy "The Ram" Robinson); Marisa Tomei (Cassidy); Evan Rachel Wood (Stephanie).
For three years, Wood matured in front of American audiences, growing from a stick-thin, sinewy blonde into a fierce teenager with defiant eyes. Wood decided to take a bigger risk than most actresses ever do: For her next big role, in Catherine Hardwicke’s co-star Shane West—she still carries with her the air of confidence that dating him inspired.
In her funky white-and-black striped Proenza Schouler blazer, Wood looks like a gondolier, or perhaps a character out of , but it suits her perfectly.
The Wrestler is a drama centered around an aging professional wrestler past his prime. You don't have to be a fan of wrestling to enjoy this film.
The wrestling part of it can be put aside as a back story.
He needs it to feel important, to feel like a somebody.
Written by Robert Siegel, former editor of The Onion, "The Wrestler" spends 105 minutes grappling at the edge of camp, cheap laughs and cliches.
Yet the way it's handled by director Darren Aronofsky and especially by Mickey Rourke—who really should get an Oscar for his portrayal of Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a steroid-addled sweetie in tights—it stays honest and keeps on fighting."The Wrestler" works for the same reason "Rachel Getting Married" works.
The middle aged stripper who seems to have a real connection with "The Ram" is shown in another misunderstood profession. Health problems compromise his wrestling career as he tries to deal with the real world and rebuild his relationship with his abandoned daughter.
The scenes with Evan Rachel Wood (his daughter) are touching. Rourke's character portrayal of the Ram is one of the best in a long time. The film is Directed by Darren Aronofsky, who also directed Requiem for a Dream.