Wrestler Pins Venice
Sep. 8, 2008
After REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, I was convinced that Darren Aronofsky could do no wrong. I anticipated his next film like it was an ice cream sandwich covered in sex. Then he made THE FOUNTAIN. I will say nothing on the matter save for the fact that I was not happy. That's it. I wasn't happy. Get off my back, okay?
Moving along...when news broke that Aronofsky was next making a flick about a washed up wrassler starring Mickey Rourke, my gooses were immediately bumped. I wanted that film to be Carmen-Electra-in-a-thong good. Well, according to the judges at the recently concluded Venice film festival, it is! Ladies and gents it's official! THE WRESTLER
has won the top prize at the 2008 Venice Film Festival confirming once and for all that my homeboy Darren is back! Hurrah!
||I'm seeing THE WRESTLER next weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival. If I were you I'd be jealous.