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The Wrestler

One of the best scenes in this superb film is where Randy "The Ram" is signing autographs along with some other retired wrestlers and looks around the room and notices how broken down they all are. I loved this film - you really feel for Randy but it never becomes over sentimental. The fight scenes are brutal and it certainly looks like Rourke is doing all his own stunts. The bout where they use the staple gun and other implements particularly made me wince. His relationship with his daughter and the stripper (who he takes a shine to) are explored well and what is unusual is that everything ends on a downer (sorry to spoil things!)

I totally 100% recommend this film.

Rating: 9/10