Friday, January 9, 2009

Saw The Wrestler

That was supposed to imply "I saw The Wrestler" not that you should cut up a wrestler that you have in your possession. It was a good movie and I enjoyed watching if simply for all the Jerseyness strewn throughout. 

I was trying to figure out who Mickey Rourke as Randy "The Ram" looked like. Then it hit me. He doesn't look like somebody. He looks what would happen if 1983 Mickey Rourke was put in a teleportation chamber in a David Cronenberg movie and, at the last minute, not only did a fly get in but also David Spade.

Regardless of how he looked, the acting was superb. Mickey Rourke is going to get all the nominations but Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood were also amazing in it. If you loved growing up with Randy "Macho Man" Savage and "The Million Dollar Man" Ted Debiase, this movie will be totally worth it.


JPB said...

Ok, but...
Didja see what Mickey wore to the Golden Globes? What the hell kinda g.d. outfit was that??

He had, like, a cheap-looking, black sequined scarf thing that his "Celebrity Stylist" might have stolen from Girly Girl's dead Barbie collection. I'm not kidding.

I can't remember what else he had on, specifically -- only that he looked like a fancy, sad, plastic, mildly-retarded, possibly high, brilliant actor. I had to go to my Mickey Rourke Happy Place and watch "9 1/2 Weeks."

JPB said...

Ok, I was a little harsh. Huzzband and are going to see this as soon as huzzband recovers from the evil stomach flu.

I just get sad when amazingly talented and reasonably good looking men and women think they need "work done" and end up looking like er...what, exactly? My kids could do a better job with the Silly Putty that's been under their bed since last Easter. Mickey, Joan, Meg -- I lurvs you all but please -- for the love of all things holy -- stop.