WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY is a predictable drama about the friendship between two elderly men that thankfully steers clear of trite sentimentalism.
The small Florida town of Sweetwater is home to both Frank (Richard Harris), a rambunctious former sea-captain, and Walt (Robert Duvall), a shy Cuban expatriate and retired barber who never married. One of the free-spirited Frank's favorite occupations is nude calisthenics--much to the
consternation of his tough-as-nails landlady, Helen (Shirley MacLaine). The four-times-divorced Frank spends his days reading Hemingway in the local bookstore (the film's title comes from his possibly apocryphal tale of having wrest...