The Wrestler

February 11th, 2009 at 9:16 pm (life in general, movies)

I recently saw the new Mickey Rourke movie, The Wrestler, and it’s an excellent “feel bad” movie. It is rather shocking to see how bad Mickey Rourke looks, especially since he was, well, beautiful when he was younger (Hell, I would have had sex with him back then, and I’m not even much into guys). The movie is indeed grim – dealing with aging and decay and how life doesn’t turn out how we would have hoped – but it’s so well done and Mickey Rourke’s performance is so good that it wasn’t nearly as depressing as I feared. And there’s also a good song at the end – one of those hopeless-loser ballads by Bruce Springsteen. Definitely a good choice for a nice wallow.

The Wrestler website

1 Comment

  1. Petra Bellejambes said,

    February 12, 2009 at 4:03 am

    Sandra dear,

    So right about Mickey. About a week before seeing The Wrestler, Mrs. Bellejambes and I watched Rumble Fish. He was beautiful whatever way you swing.

    Terrific performance. Not a first date flick friends. Mind you there is a little lycra in it.

    Cheers – Petra

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