You don't need to be a fan of wrestling or hair metal to enjoy The Wrestler
-- director Darren Aronofsky's poignant glimpse into the life of an aging, broken brawler grappling with failing health and memories of fame long after his glory days have dissipated -- just great acting and assured storytelling. A variation on the Requiem for a Heavyweight
model, only set in a different ring, the emotionally resonant drama finds former professional boxer Mickey Rourke lacing up his boots and following in the footsteps of Anthony Quinn and Jack Palance to remarkable effect, and feels custom-suited for its hard-living headliner. Hardcore wrestling aficionados wil...