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.
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.