So last night, after much anticipation, and even havng director Darren Aronofsky on Ringside Live! a couple weeks back, I saw The Wrestler.
While I’d love to go on and on about what I thought about it, I just don’t think I can right now. I’m going to reserve my official judgement until after a second viewing, whenever that might be.
I will say that I haven’t stopped thinking about it in the 24 hours since I watched it. As far as what a movie is supposed to do - impact the viewer and make them think and feel something, I would say it was effective.
Perhaps it was TOO accurate? Maybe I saw a little more of myself in it than I expected. It certainly reminded me of way too many people I have known. Fluff it certainly was not.
Last night, someone asked me what I thought about it. I responded “I either loved it, or hated it, I’m not sure which one.”
As far as Mickey Rourke’s performance, it was everything you’ve heard it was.