Monday, February 16, 2009

Mickey Rourke is a Zombie?

Despite the poster telling you that you will witness the resurrection of Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler" is not a Zombie movie. It is a terrific "Americana" film in the tradition of "Million Dollar Baby" and "There will be Blood." By that I mean a film that could only be set in America: the gritty, imperfect. shallow, good guys finish last America that no one likes to talk about. Much like "Million Dollar Baby," you think "The Wrestler" is about redemption, but its really not. Its about how even if you follow your dream, life can still shit on you, and its probably your fault. Needless to say this is not a happy film, but its a damn good one, despite the lack of Zombies.

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