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'The Wrestler' well worth seeing, but not for squeamish

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Finally saw "The Wrestler" Saturday night, which is sort of in my jurisdiction, as it is about a sort-of sport.

As advertised, Mickey Rourke is excellent, as is Marisa Tomei. (She's 44? Really?)

The movie works mostly as a character study, as the plot is not particularly original or complicated.

Overall, well worth seeing, although seeing much of it will be difficult for the squeamish.

Memo to self: Next Valentine's Day, choose a movie more romantic than one involving the use of a staple gun by one bare-chested man upon another.

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