The Wrestler.

mickey rourke is amazing.
tragic, lovable, self destructive.
i don't want to jump on the "he deserves the oscar" bandwagon cause i haven't seen a lot of the seasons movies yet but his role is fantastic and its really going to be hard to top.
i've only seen two darren aronofsky films but between the wrestler and requiem for a dream he's 2 for 2 in my book.
marisa tomei is lovely (even though i must admit that i have a weakness for ms tomei).
evan rachel wood is the sleeper ..
she has a couple of scenes with rourke that were my favorites.

i'm trying to watch most, if not all, of the award season favorites before the oscars ..
up next: slumdog millionaire & let the right one in.

and of course ..
check out the portraits.


mariam said...

Slumdog Millionaire >>>> everything else I've seen this year

FireBrand said...

Slumdog aint bad at all. I need to see the wrassler

Anonymous said...

So, you know the guy who plays a steroids dealer in that movie?

Yeah.. he got arrested last month or something for dealing steroids.