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The Wrestler

Mickey Rourke made a barn-storming comeback with this portrayal of a down and out wrestler who wants back in the ring for one more shot at glory. Not a million miles from Rourke's own experience, as both an actor and a boxer, he enlivens this character with just the right amount of drama, pathos and humour. Intimately real and poignant, this film won critical acclaim, captivated audiences worldwide and won Rourke a well-deserved Oscar nom. Director Darren Aronofsky fought to have Rourke in the lead role (the studio wanted Nicolas Cage), and his choice has been more than vindicated - this is an absolute must-see.

Year: 2008
Genre: Drama, Sport Films, Theo's Favourites
Country: USA, France
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd Barry, Judah Friedlander
Duration: 109 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Contains violence, offensive language, drug use and sex scenes.
7.9/10
Location in store: Drama

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