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.

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