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The Wrestler


The Wrestler

The Wrestler


"The Wrestler" is a 2008 drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky. The movie follows the life of Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a former professional wrestler from the 1980s who is now struggling with his career and personal life. Randy is determined to regain his former glory and find purpose in his life, despite his declining health and strained relationships.

As the story unfolds, we witness Randy's struggle to make ends meet by taking on low-paying wrestling gigs while also working at a supermarket. He forms a connection with a stripper named Cassidy and attempts to rebuild his relationship with his estranged daughter, Stephanie. However, Randy's obsession with his wrestling persona and his refusal to accept the realities of his physical limitations put his personal connections at risk.

"The Wrestler" delves into themes of identity, sacrifice, and the price of pursuing one's passion. The film received critical acclaim for its raw and authentic portrayal of the wrestling subculture and Mickey Rourke's powerful performance as Randy. It offers a poignant and introspective exploration of the human spirit, showcasing the physical and emotional toll of a life dedicated to an art form that demands everything from its performers.

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Zahra Almailady

Zahra Almailady is a wife and mom first but she discovered a passion for cinema and after graduating from UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television she dove into cinematography. Now Zahra writes movie reviews just for fun ad really enjoys it. Zahra loves reading, cooking,  and windsurfing. She lives in New Zealand, with her husband two sons, and four cats.

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