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The Wrestler, Darren Aronofsky (2008)

Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream depressed the hell out of me. It was one of those movies you see and you feel like its misery sticks to you for days afterward. The Wrestler isn’t depressing; it’s sad, and quite beautifully so.

Aronofsky’s interesting. Four films so far, all quite different but with a consistent wistful darkness. It will be fun to watch him grow.

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