The Wrestler

The Wrestler
Life is anything by glamorous for professional wrestler Randy “The Ram” Robinson. Still trying to hold on to the fame of his heyday by working small wrestling promotions on the weekends, he spends the rest of his time working at a grocery store and trying to develop a relationship with his daughter with the help of his friend Cassidy, a stripper at the bar he frequents. But when his health begins to fail, Randy will have to choose between stepping away from the squared circle or one last shot at recapturing glory. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “The Wrestler”.

· At the Pioneer Club, Ram takes his blue flannel shirt and white shirt off. He’s then bare-chested as he’s taping his knees and arms. But when Tommy comes in and introduces himself, Ram’s blue flannel shirt is on. A few moments later, after Tommy leaves, Ram’s shirt is off. Also during this scene, after their match, when Ram is talking to the event promoter, he takes the elbow guard off of his right arm. There are two circles of white tape near his elbow that he also takes off. But when he steps out of the locker room a few moments later and the guys applaud him, the rear view of Ram when he hugs Tommy shows the tape is still on, near his right elbow.

· When Cassidy comes to his van and he’s telling her about his heart attack, the blonde streaks in Ram’s hair (on the right side of his head) hang straight down, in front of his ear. When he mentions the doctors say he shouldn’t wrestle anymore, there’s only one blonde streak in front of his ear and the rest are pulled behind, towards the back of his head. When Cassidy asks what he’s going to do, the streaks hang back in front. They’re pulled back when he talks about his daughter and hang in front again when Cassidy says “you should call her”.

· Ram meets up with his daughter, Stephanie, and tells her he’s had a heart attack. When they’re walking along the sidewalk and she asks him what he wants, the close-up of him shows his gray jacket string on the right side is pulled straight down. When she accuses him of wanting her to take care of him, the string is now up and over the collar of his black coat. It’s down again when she mentions he was gone for her birthdays.

· When Ram walks into the American Legion building, he hugs the guy and the left side view of him shows the brown strap is over his left shoulder and under the collar of his coat. It cuts to a close-up front view of him and the strap is over the collar of his black coat and the gray hoodie he’s wearing under it.

“The Wrestler” (2008) stars Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tormei and Evan Rachel Wood. It runs 109 minutes and is rated R for violence, sexuality/nudity, language and some drug use.

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