Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Wrestler



I was skeptical about a movie that involves Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Rourke, and Evan Rachel Wood. Plus, as much as I like Marisa Tomei, she is playing the stripper with a heart of gold (right down to "giving key advice and serving as a go-between"). But I love the trailer, and I can't wait to see this.

My favorite part: when you see Mickey Rourke's and Marisa Tomei's characters talking about how "Cobain ruined everything." That's the way a lot of older people feel, that there was this tremendous optimism in the 80s -- in the music, in the politics -- and then the 90s kind of washed that all away (along with gallons of Aqua Net).

1 comment:

ryan storm said...

agreed. mickey rourke makes me weep.