Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Wrestler

It arrived via my Netflix queue the other night. I liked it a lot. Two observations:

Sean Penn deserved the Oscar for “Milk.” Mickey Rourke was good, but he was playing himself; “The Wrestler” is essentially the Mickey Rourke story. But Sean Penn was playing someone (I’m assuming) completely unlike himself.

The other observation: Mickey Rourke would make a great voiceover. Maybe for a Chevy ad. Or a bank spot. They’re both beaten-down and primed for a comeback.

Mickey Rourke would make for a fun session. And I thought the actors I recorded yesterday gave me a peptic ulcer.