Movies Released December 17, 2008

Wednesday, December 17

2008 | December 2008
105 mins

The Wrestler

Back in the late ‘80s, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. Estranged from his daughter (Evan Ra… more

Back in the late ‘80s, Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. Estranged from his daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) and unable to sustain any real relationships, Randy lives for the thrill of the show and the adoration of his fans. However, a heart attack forces him into retirement. As his sense of identity starts to slip away, he begins to evaluate the state of his life -- trying to reconnect with his daughter, and striking up a blossoming romance with an exotic dancer (Marisa Tomei) who is ready to start a new life. Yet all this cannot compare to the allure of the ring and passion for his art, which threatens to pull Randy “The Ram” back into his world of wrestling. Director Darren Aronofsky presents a powerful portrait of a battered dreamer, who despite himself and the odds stacked against him, lives to be a hero once again in the only place he considers home – inside the ring.

Ernest Miller, Todd Barry, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood… more

Ernest Miller, Todd Barry, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Darren Aronofsky, Robert Siegel

Drama

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107 mins

Nothing but the Truth

Washington, DC political journalist Rachel Armstrong writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent. When a special government prosecutor demands she divulge her source, she refuses and finds herself behind bars, struggling to defend the pr… more

Washington, DC political journalist Rachel Armstrong writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent. When a special government prosecutor demands she divulge her source, she refuses and finds herself behind bars, struggling to defend the principles she has based her career upon.

Angela Bassett, Rod Lurie, Matt Dillon, Kate Beckinsale, Vera Farmiga… more

Angela Bassett, Rod Lurie, Matt Dillon, Kate Beckinsale, Vera Farmiga, Bob Yari, David Schwimmer, Marc Frydman

Drama

Wednesday, December 17

2008 | December 2008