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1.2.09, 8:39 PM
We saw The Wrestler this past week and it is really good, though not remotely fun or uplifting. It's about a pro wrestler who was a superstar 20 years ago and who is now facing the end of what's left of his career. Mickey Rourke gives a mesmerizing performance without a trace of vanity. I even liked Evan Rachel Wood as his daughter and Marissa Tomei as the stripper/potential love interest ... all very heartbreaking performances in potential Oscar-nod roles.