The Wrestler je sportska drama Darrena Aronofskyja iz Premijerno je prikazan na Venecijanskom filmskom festivalu , gdje je osvojio Zlatnog lava. Uzme lijekove protiv bolova i zaspe u svojem kombiju. Glumac Nicolas Cage se u listopadu Prema Aronofskyju, Cage se povukao jer je redatelj htio Rourkea u glavnoj ulozi. Aronofsky je izjavio da je Cage bio "pravi gospodin te je shvatio kako je moje srce s Mickeyjem i povukao se.
Although the screenplay is based on a short story by Andre Dubus, the resulting film -- in which unspeakable grief gradually overwhelms an otherwise decent family in a small New England community -- is reminiscent of Atom Egoyan's "The Sweet Hereafter. Field's devastated characters are so primed to fall to pieces, you can't shake the sensation that they're barreling toward a brick wall. Sissy Spacek and especially Tom Wilkinson deliver memorably haunted performances, but the ugly, unenlightening story is something of a chore to endure. Spacek and Wilkinson play Ruth and Matt Fowler, a happily married couple whose graduate student son, Frank Nick Stahl , has taken a job as a lobster fisherman for the summer. As the story opens, Frank finds himself falling for a sensitive older woman named Natalie Strout Marisa Tomei. He sincerely loves Natalie and her two children, but Ruth is concerned that he's in over his head.
Raise your hand if you know who Wilbur Mills was. Extra points if you can name the state he represented in Congress or the stripper in the sex scandal that would force his reluctant retirement. And while a skimpy program insert does offer a bit of help in identifying the individual players, most of them are on and off in a flash. In fact, there are few extended scenes to give any of the characters a chance to make a strong impression or, more important, to keep the play grounded.
Marisa also has a brother, actor Adam Tomei. As a child, Marisa's mother frequently corrected her speech so as to eliminate her heavy Brooklyn accent. As a teen, Marisa attended Edward R. Murrow High School and graduated in the class of She was one year into her college education at Boston University when she dropped out for a co-starring role on the CBS daytime drama, "As the World Turns"