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Caine Gardner

The Wrestler grapples with loss, redemption

Posted Friday, April 17, 2009, at 12:36 AM
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  • I agree with the review and would add this: there are plenty of plot points in the film where the director could have taken the easy way out and I can't remember a single instance where he did so. Intead of simple binaries, the film is complex and always illustrating the grey points of living and life. The pain and emotional wreckage seen in this film is powerful. I thought Rourke was in line for the best actor oscar for this work.

    -- Posted by David Worthington on Fri, Apr 17, 2009, at 10:16 AM
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