Watch the trailer for The Wrestler.
The career of a professional wrestler is usually pretty short lived, a few years at the top of your game only to be throw right back to the bottom when you get older, for Randy Robinson known as 'The Ram' the 80's were his heyday.
20 years later, Randy is still wrestling but no where near on the same scale, he's now performing for diehard wrestling fans around New Jersey. A heart attack forces him into retirement, his only family is his daughter, the father and daughter aren't on speaking terms but when Randy kindles a relationship with a stripper - who is also starting to get too old for her job - she convinces Randy to start building bridges.
With his life changing, Randy still misses the thrill from being in the ring and admiration of his fans all of these thoughts make Randy want to return to Wrestling even though it could be very fundamental to his health.
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.
Released in the UK - 16th January 09.