Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Wrestler

USA 2008

Details  foxsearchlight

Seen 25 January 2009

The world of wrestling is hard, if you are not in the top league and are on your last legs of a once glorious career. This is what we see in Randy, the Ram.

A particularly bruising fight sees him in hospital and he had to have a heart bypass. The doctor says that he has to give up wrestling permanently or else the next heart attack would be fatal.

This turn of events sees him trying to mend his relationship with his estranged daughter and taking steps to share his life with a striptease dancer who is sympathetic to him. His efforts seem a bit too late and he goes back into the ring for his last fight.

A man, a good man but maybe his past caught up with him before he could make things right again.

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