NEW YORK (RushPRnews)12/17/08-Back in the late ’80s, “The Ram” (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. Estranged from his daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) and unable to sustain any real relationships, Randy lives for the thrill of the show and the adoration of his fans. However, a heart attack forces him into retirement.
As his sense of identity starts to slip away, he begins to evaluate the state of his life — trying to reconnect with his daughter, and striking up a blossoming romance with an exotic dancer (Marisa Tomei) who is ready to start a new life. Yet all this cannot compare to the allure of the ring and passion for his art, which threatens to pull Randy “The Ram” back into his world of wrestling…
Director Darren Aronofsky presents a powerful portrait of a battered dreamer, who despite himself and the odds stacked against him, lives to be a hero once again in the only place he considers home – inside the ring.
Be sure to explore the official Web site for THE WRESTLER – and don’t miss these clips from the film on The Wall Street Journal Online (NEW!), Yahoo and Fandango. Finally, read some of the rave reviews the film’s received here.
When Will THE WRESTLER Open Near You?
Darren Aronofsky’s acclaimed new film opens in New York and LA today and expands to additional cities across the U.S. and Canada through December and January. Find out where your area falls on the calendar here. (Please note that this release plan is subject to change.)
THE WRESTLER Nominated for 3 Golden GlobesÂ®!
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced 3 Golden GlobeÂ® nominations for THE WRESTLER: Mickey Rourke for Best Actor, Drama; Marisa Tomei for Best Supporting Actress; and Best Original Song for Bruce Springsteen’s “The Wrestler.”
Find out which other awards and nominations the film has received. (With hopefully more to come!)
And Don’t Forget… SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Is Playing In Select Theatres
Visit the official Web site for the movie! If SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (nominated for no less than four Golden GlobesÂ®!) hasn’t yet opened in a theatre near you, find out where your community falls on the film’s release schedule. See which other awards and nominations SLUMDOG has received so far here.
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