My rating might be biased due to my love of wrestling but this was a damn good movie.
I think it’s unfair to say that this was a role Mickey Rourke was born to play. That doesn’t give him enough credit for what Rourke, writer Robert Siegel and director Darren Aronofsky (I can’t believe this is from the same guy who made Requiem For A Dream) have created. Mickey Rourke IS Randy “The Ram” Robinson. He completely disappears into the role and he’s amazing. His performance is both touchingly sad and incredibly funny. I was just amazed by the whole thing. It could not have been easy to learn those wrestling moves.
I did have one qualm with the movie. I don’t care how old she is. No way Marisa Tomei looking like she did hs a rough go of it as a stripper.
WWE/TNA wrestler Mick Foley wrote a great review from a wrestler’s perspective. You should check it out after you see the movie as there are some spoilers.