Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Wrestler

I caught this movie over the weekend. Really surprised by it. I'm always hesitant of movies that had an Oscar buzz because a lot of times the story sucks -- the nomination is political or an acting performance is awesome. But The Wrestler was really good all around: great acting, excellent script, decent directing. It was nice to see Mickey Rourke in a great movie. Reminded me of his stellar work in the eighties when he was in such flicks as Barfly, Johnny Handsome and Year of the Dragon. Looking forward to his next film. . . .

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