• 2009-02-04
  • By Jana Belugina

THE RAM: Mickey Rourke's brilliant performance as a faded wrestler helps make this one of the best movies of the year. A definite must see.

Directed by Darren Aronofsky

"The only place I get hurt is out there. The world don't give a shit about me" was one of the final phrases of Randy "The Ram" Robinson. This one simple phrase perfectly embodies Darren Aronofsky's new film, "The Wrestler."

Aronofsky has made a very simple and incredibly strong film. The story is tragic, but as truthful and honest as life itself. Aranofsky has yet to make an easy to watch movie, and "The Wrestler" is no exception.
"The Wrestler" is the story of a famous wrestler from the '80s, known as "The Ram," who has become a pathetic version of his former self. Living in a small trailer, from which he is regularly kicked out for not paying rent, "The Ram" takes part in small performances and spends all of his money on medication to cope with the pain of his failing body.

After suffering a heart attack at one of the matches, he wakes up in a hospital to hear that he will never be able to perform again 's unless he wants to die.
Robinson tries to start a new life. He settles for work at the grocery store, tries to build a relationship with a stripper and finds his long-lost daughter, who he left when she was little. This, however, is definitely not his dream life 's the stripper does not take him seriously and his daughter hates him.

The main character is played flawlessly by Mickey Rourke. This is his story, his movie, his lost fame, his pain and loneliness. Rourke has always been a strong actor and has proven it once again with this film.
Cameraman Marisa Alberti has implemented her talent for documentaries and managed to get the effect of complete presence 's she has truly done an amazing job.

This is one of those rare movies where the question "why has it won so many awards" doesn't even cross one's mind as one leaves the cinema.

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