Rewatched May 30, 2012
In my review for Fish Tank, I spoke about my list of 7 Star Reviews: movies that are absolute perfection, they deserve a higher rating than 5, therefore 7.
The Wrestler fully deserves those seven flashy stars.
There isn't a single problem with this movie. The character development is superb. It has drama, suspense, comedy, all with the perfect balance. It's beautifully violent.
My favourite scene is when Mickey Rourke is walking towards the deli for his day of work, and the camera is following behind him, all in one take as he winds through hallways and doors, as the sound of the cheering crowd louder and louder. This scene, is beautiful and saddening at the same time.
I won't keep talking about this film! Watch it! Now!