Where would pro wrestling, or Hollywood, be without sentimental comebacks from grizzled veterans? Rourke, playing a once-famous grappler on the comeback trail, makes a spectacular return to top form in an earnest, sweaty drama. The Wrestler is a moving character study of Randy "the Ram" Robinson (Rourke), who, despite trying hard, can't figure out a life for himself outside the ring. Rourke portrays Randy with such depth of feeling, and delicacy, that you share his every bruise. Tomei, as his stripper girlfriend, and Wood, as his estranged daughter, are excellent as well.