The Wrestler

The Wrestler

Finally, Darren Aronofsky has made the film I personally have been waiting for him to make since his jarring and powerful indie science fiction film Pi. The Wrestler makes us squirm and relentlessly brings the audience along on a wild ride like a hitch hiker who has closed the door on a madman and reaching to exit the car finds that there is no handle.

We are along for the ride with Randy the Ram, a tired pro wrestler played with all of the pain that that I am sure that Mickey Rourke felt during his rather unsuccessful stint as a professional boxer. This is not the same face that played Charles Bukowski in Barfly. It is the face of a self-described