The Wrester-Not just another cheeseball sports film

I won’t give away any of the story for the new comeback kid aka Mickey Rourke’s new film, “The Wrestler”. It’s one of those jems I don’t want say anything about.
They usually come around once every couple of years.

It did remind me of a few old Hollywod films….one in particular:

This classic film starred Anthony Quinn as an aging boxer with limited options in life after his fight career ended.

But go see the Wrestler for yourself:

The 80’s metal soundtrack fits the film to tee. Although cheeseball metal usually makes me laugh, this time around, it made me cry. A good cry is a good thing at the right moment in time, it’s even better than a slice of cherry pie on Labor day.

Marisa Tomei is also a knockout on many levels.

The writer by the name of Robert D. Siegel (who’s the former editor-in-chief of The Onion magazine) is a great storyteller, and I can’t wait for his next film “Big Fan” starring the one and only Patton Oswalt.

Rourke might just take that Oscar home this year.