Watching movies, working out, sleeping, and drinking are pretty much the only things I've done thus far this summer, and it's not looking like it's gonna change anytime soon.
Since stories of me working out and sleeping are no good, and drinking stories aren't any good unless I'm doing something stupid, I'm probably going to be writing movie reviews all summer long.
Last night some friends of mine invited me to their place to watch The Wrestler. I had heard really good things about it, and I'm trying to watch more movies (especially movies that were nominated for awards!), so of course I took them up on the offer.
Obviously I knew it was going to be about wrestling... (hellooooo, I'm not an idiot!), but I thought it was going to be about THIS kind of wrestling:
Not this kind:
Oooooh boy was I wrong.
I know everyone (well at least it seemed like everyone), said that the movie was so good... honestly, I thought it sucked. I was pretty bored the whole time, and as a general rule I find the whole WWF type wrestling stuff to be stupid and white trash.
(Spoiler alert!) The one good thing that I thought the movie had going for it ended up sucking too... There was a sub-plot about Mickey Rourke's character trying to re-unite with his daughter, which he ends up ruining because he forgets to meet her for dinner because he's doing blow and having sex with sluts in random bar bathrooms. So yeah, one chance to turn his life around and the idiot ruins it.
Not to mention, there was a whole lotta nudity. Granted, Marissa Tomei has a banging body, but still.... not exactly what I wanted to see.
I guess if I was looking for a positive, the acting was good? I think Mickey Rourke is gross though.
So yeah - definitely pass it up if you get a chance to see The Wrestler. Unless anyone disagrees with me?