You've read the raves. You've seen the clip. You've heard the whole motivational speech about blowing one's brains out. And finally, with less than a month remaining before the Mickey Rourke Comeback Explosion pulverizes American moviegoers, you can have a look at the trailer for The Wrestler. Interweaving Rourke's bedraggled mug with strip joints and Springsteen, the spot feels as much the marketing equivalent of the New Jersey state flag as it does a movie promo, but in the end that's just a fraction of its appeal. Ultimately this is the working man's Oscar bait, with a few well-timed pull quotes to reassure any skittish elites that they, too, are qualified to partake. At least until the Necrobutcher sequence, and then then you're on your own. [Fox Searchlight]
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