The Wrestler (2008)

This is a tour de force by both director Darren Aronofski and Mickey Rourque. Rourque especially nails the role of the expiring wrestler.

The wrestler, "The Ram," is degenerating in almost every aspect of his life. He's likable though and makes friends easily. He lives for the hype of the ring and is willing to sacrifice everything for it, even when all that is good is on the line. He doesn't really want to face who he is, even struggling with his name.

This film haunted me for days, not unlike Aronofski's earlier film "Requiem for a Dream." I was moved.

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