We Recommend: The Wrestler (Film)
Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Starring Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei
Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler portrays a wrestler, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke), who struggles to get through life once his wrestling career is over. Randy’s prime was in the 80′s, and after retirement, he struggles with addiction and broken relationships. Like the style used in many of his other films, Aronofsky masterfully portrays a man’s tragic decline through the title character in The Wrestler. Considered by Aronofsky to be a companion piece to his 2010 hit Black Swan, The Wrestler is a beautifully crafted drama and a great choice for any fan of heart-wrenching film.
-Andrew Naquin, Student Library Assistant