saw “the wrestler” last week. i know that everyone’s saying it but nevertheless, mickey rourke is magnificent in this film. his performance is so honest, it’s heartbreaking. don’t get me wrong, this is not a sentimental film. like it’s hero it doesn’t pander to anyone’s pity. it takes things as they are and moves on.
mickey rourke’s always intrigued me. he was irresistible. then he disappeared and like many i was enormously curious to witness his return to film. his face has changed – dramatically. but the charm is intact. when he makes eye contact with you it’s hard to let go.