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article imageOp-Ed: Oscar Contender The Wrestler Falls Flat

By KJ Mullins     Feb 21, 2009 in Entertainment
Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei are both up for Academy Awards for "The Wrestler." This is a movie that either grabs you or it doesn't.
I have heard some who were got engaged with The Wrestler and others who aren't as thrilled with the film. I am in the latter group. While there are some touching scenes the movie couldn't grasp me as in some of the other films that are up for the Oscars.
Rourke does give a convincing performance as a has been. Has been as a father, wrestler and in life. I waited to see a redeeming point, something that would help me feel for the character. Perhaps that was the entire premise but for me it fell flat.
Tomei was convincing as a dancer but I failed to see any true chemistry in the scenes with Rourke.
There are movies though that don't touch each person that views it. This is one of those.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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