Brendan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Before Darren went into the life of a woman's struggles in the high arts, he took a look at a man's struggle in the low arts. The Wrestler is one of the great characters studies of our time, showing us a man who can't seem to really do right to society and can only flourish and feel love in wrestling, his escapism. He loves this world and most importantly it loves him back. No matter the cost, even if it kills him, he will always love wrestling. I don't know how Darren does it, he's a master at his craft.