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The Wrestler

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by theogt, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Good stuff. Go see it. But don't take your children.
  2. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    It was great, but I couldn't watch the bloody part. Yuk!
  3. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    i'm very interested in this movie.

    which is saying alot because movies nowadays suck so bad.
  4. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    I plan on it.

    I want to see gran torino this week first.
  5. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    haven't seen it.
  6. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    too busy listening to your David Cook album?
  7. yesfan

    yesfan Active Member

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    Glad to see Mickey getting back on track.If you want to see his
    earlier work,get The Pope of Greenwich Village.
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I have not seen the movie and really have only seen maybe one or two ads for it.

    So maybe if someone knows they can answer this.

    Was this story/movie loosely based on Jake "the snake" Roberts?

    I ask this because i seen some kind of documentary last year or the year before with him in it and in one of the ads I seen for the movie the wrestler was talking to his daughter or someone like he was trying to mend fences with her. There was a moment in the documentary I seen where Jake was doing just that after not seeing his daughter for years.

    Like I said, I have only seen a couple of ads for the movie and don't know much about so that is why I am asking.
  9. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so. Any similarities are probably coincidental. I think you could say it's loosely based on any professional wrestler and the impact the lifestyle has on their personal and family lives.

    It's basically about a guy who is willing to pay any price to do the only thing he loves to do.

  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Thanks.

    Like I said I don't know enough or seen enough about the movie.

    However that documentary I seen with Jake in it was pretty interesting. From being on top to going down the tubes due to drugs and him still going out and wrestling even though he is in such bad shape and so on.

    I had not even heard about the Wrestler movie until they started talking about Rourke possibly getting the Golden Globe awards. So I take it that the movie must not have had a big budget for advertisements or something.
  11. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    Haven't seen that documentary, but you may be on to something.

  12. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    ditto

    gran torino should be good

    i also heard good things about the wrestler...nominations, etc.
  13. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Excellent movie. I think it could based on the lives of any number of wrestlers (Jake The Snake, Road Animal Hawk, etc...) Mickey Rourke is very good. I'm very surprised it hasn't been nominated for Best Picture.
  14. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I haven't seen it but it doesn't surprise me... it's just a popularity thing...

    How could The English Patient EVER win best picture... what a terrible movie... unless you are J. Peterman...
  15. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Must confess that I liked The English Patient, although the book was better. Now Crash winning, that was unpardonable.
  16. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    You, sir, are a robot plant from another planet...

    I fear you...
  17. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    the english patient was a excellent movie imo.
  18. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    We all have our tastes...

    Smokey and the Bandit... :yourock:
  19. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    i love smokey and the bandit with a passion.

    jackie gleason was money.

    "what we are dealing with here...is a complete lack of respect for the law."

    "this is sheriff buford t. justice of texas...i'm in high speed pursuit of a black trans am...he's all mine...so stay out of the way."

    :lmao2:
  20. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I always knew you were a Culture Vulture...

    I too find it difficult to believe that Jerry Reed never won an Academy Award... :D

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