The Wrestler – 2.5 stars
The Wrestler. Depressing and not really much above a standard “I’m just a broke down piece of meat so I need to re engage with my daughter and dance with the stripper with a heart of gold” tale. It’s gritty, bloody and dark, but not really all that interesting. Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan) has carved a real niche’ of making viewers physically uncomfortable. That said, Mickey Rourke is excellent, and his performance was rightly lauded. He does the little things well.