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The Wrestler

A FILM BY DARREN ARONOFSKY on DVD & Blu-Ray, Available Now

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***AWARD NOMINATIONS***
Robert D. Siegel
*Writer's Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay*
Marisa Tomei
*Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama*
*BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role*
*Academy Award for Best Actress*
Mickey Rourke
*Screen Actor's Guild Award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role*
*Academy Award for Best Actor*
 
***AWARD WINS***
Bruce Springsteen
*Golden Globe for Best Original Song*
Maryse Alberti
*Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography*
Mickey Rourke
*Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama*
*BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role*
*Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead*
 
Scott Franklin, Producer
Darren Aronofsky, Director
*Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Award for Best Movie*
*Independent Spirit Award for Best Film*

CRITIC REVIEWS
 
"Witness the resurrection of Mickey Rourke in Darren Aronofsky's gritty, deeply affecting film." - Newsweek
 
"The performance of a lifetime... One of the year's best films." - Roger Ebert
 
"A career capper for Rourke, and it's virtually impossible to imagine anyone else playing the part of Randy" - New York Magazine
 
"Rourke creates a galvanizing, humorous, deeply moving portrait that instantly takes its place among the great, iconic screen performances." - Variety
 
"You watch The Wrestler in a state of pure exhilaration... a great actor in a great movie will do that to you. Rourke doesn't make a single false move in this movie." - Rolling Stone Magazine
 
"The Wrestler is like Rocky made by the Scorsese of Mean Streets. It's the rare movie fairy tale that's also a bravura work of art." - Entertainment Weekly
 
 

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Written by: Robert Siegel
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood. (
*WWFu Owner "CEO Vince" casted as an extra)

Back in the late ‘80s, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey.

Estranged from his daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) and unable to sustain any real relationships, Randy lives for the thrill of the show and the adoration of his fans. However, a heart attack forces him into retirement. As his sense of identity starts to slip away, he begins to evaluate the state of his life -- trying to reconnect with his daughter, and striking up a blossoming romance with an exotic dancer (Marisa Tomei) who is ready to start a new life. Yet all this cannot compare to the allure of the ring and passion for his art, which threatens to pull Randy “The Ram” back into his world of wrestling.

Director Darren Aronofsky presents a powerful portrait of a battered dreamer, who despite himself and the odds stacked against him, lives to be a hero once again in the only place he considers home – inside the ring.