Fox Searchight has finally released a movie trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler. You’ve heard the buzz, Mickey Rourke’s performance is Oscar worthy. The Wrestler is, without a doubt, one of the best films of this year. I’m confident that it will grace many critic top 10’s come late December. The music track that Bruce Springstein wrote for the film is used front and center, and it is really amazing how well it works over clips from the film. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. I would like to hear what you think of the trailer.
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Official Plot Synopsis: Back in the late ’80s, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. Estranged from his daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) and unable to sustain any real relationships, Randy lives for the thrill of the show and the adoration of his fans. However, a heart attack forces him into retirement. As his sense of identity starts to slip away, he begins to evaluate the state of his life — trying to reconnect with his daughter, and striking up a blossoming romance with an exotic dancer (Marisa Tomei) who is ready to start a new life. Yet all this cannot compare to the allure of the ring and passion for his art, which threatens to pull Randy “The Ram” back into his world of wrestling. Director Darren Aronofsky presents a powerful portrait of a battered dreamer, who despite himself and the odds stacked against him, lives to be a hero once again in the only place he considers home – inside the ring. THE WRESTLER had its North American premiere at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.
Watch the trailer in High Definition on Apple. The Wrestler hits theaters beginning on December 17th 2008.