Saturday, January 10, 2009
When I first heard that a new film called The Wrestler, was wowing folks at the Toronto Film Festival, I thought, "great, a Rocky ripoff". How wrong I was. The Wrestler is a simple story about a man's late life as a professional wrestler. He tries to become something he's not. In the end, he stays true to himself, at an emotional and physical cost. What a wonderful film, what a pure story. Well done.