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"jordy"
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:04 pm    Post subject: what happened at the end of "The wrestler"?
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Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of "The wrestler"? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Feb 21, 3:14 pm, Alric Knebel wrote:
> "jordy" wrote:
>
> >    Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
> > minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
> > avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
> > missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
> > Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...
>
> Spoiler alert below . . .
>
> . . . keep going . . .
>
> . . . He died from the heart attack.
>
Presumably. iirc the last shot of the film has him in mid-air falling
(in a shot that kinda reminded me of the end of King Kong). But
unless someone really, really wants to finance a sequel, we're led to
believe he's gonna die right then and there.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of "The wrestler"? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Feb 21, 3:54 pm, Alric Knebel wrote:
> nick wrote:
> > On Feb 21, 3:14 pm, Alric Knebel wrote:
> >> "jordy" wrote:
>
> >>>    Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
> >>> minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
> >>> avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
> >>> missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
> >>> Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...
> >> Spoiler alert below . . .
>
> >> . . . keep going . . .
>
> >> . . . He died from the heart attack.
>
> > Presumably.  iirc the last shot of the film has him in mid-air falling
> > (in a shot that kinda reminded me of the end of King Kong).  But
> > unless someone really, really wants to finance a sequel, we're led to
> > believe he's gonna die right then and there.
>
> I liked it for that reason.  It didn't pull a single punch.  If he'd
> lived, it would have dragged the film down to crass sentimentalism,
> instead  of maintaining the painful realism it revealed throughout.  A
> great story, very powerful, and it's a theme anyone can relate to on
> some level, though perhaps not so starkly.  I'm still thinking about it,
> a week later.  I haven't seen but two (the other was THE VISITOR) if the
> performances nominated for Best Actor, so I can't say how his
> performance compares with all of them, but this is definitely one to
> remember.
>
> (I can't believe you took out my spoiler space.)

I didn't. It must be a Google thing. I responded without any cuts or
edits and left your post as is so maybe Google eliminated the spoiler
space. I would hope that either way anyone *not* wanting to know how
The Wrestler ends will avoid this thread anyway.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:02 pm    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of "The wrestler"? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Feb 21, 12:04 pm, ""jordy"" wrote:
>    Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
> minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
> avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
> missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
> Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...

Same ending as the Sopranos, they both died.
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Alric Knebel
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of [Login to view extended thread Info.]

"jordy" wrote:
>
> Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
> minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
> avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
> missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
> Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...

Spoiler alert below . . .

.. . . keep going . . .

.. . . He died from the heart attack.
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Alric Knebel
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of "The wrestler"? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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nick wrote:
> On Feb 21, 3:14 pm, Alric Knebel wrote:
>> "jordy" wrote:
>>
>>> Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
>>> minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
>>> avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
>>> missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
>>> Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...
>> Spoiler alert below . . .
>>
>> . . . keep going . . .
>>
>> . . . He died from the heart attack.
>>
> Presumably. iirc the last shot of the film has him in mid-air falling
> (in a shot that kinda reminded me of the end of King Kong). But
> unless someone really, really wants to finance a sequel, we're led to
> believe he's gonna die right then and there.

I liked it for that reason. It didn't pull a single punch. If he'd
lived, it would have dragged the film down to crass sentimentalism,
instead of maintaining the painful realism it revealed throughout. A
great story, very powerful, and it's a theme anyone can relate to on
some level, though perhaps not so starkly. I'm still thinking about it,
a week later. I haven't seen but two (the other was THE VISITOR) if the
performances nominated for Best Actor, so I can't say how his
performance compares with all of them, but this is definitely one to
remember.

(I can't believe you took out my spoiler space.)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of "The wrestler"? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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nick wrote:
> On Feb 21, 3:54 pm, Alric Knebel wrote:
>> nick wrote:
>>> On Feb 21, 3:14 pm, Alric Knebel wrote:
>>>> "jordy" wrote:
>>>>> Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
>>>>> minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
>>>>> avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
>>>>> missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
>>>>> Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...
>>>> Spoiler alert below . . .
>>>> . . . keep going . . .
>>>> . . . He died from the heart attack.
>>> Presumably. iirc the last shot of the film has him in mid-air falling
>>> (in a shot that kinda reminded me of the end of King Kong). But
>>> unless someone really, really wants to finance a sequel, we're led to
>>> believe he's gonna die right then and there.
>> I liked it for that reason. It didn't pull a single punch. If he'd
>> lived, it would have dragged the film down to crass sentimentalism,
>> instead of maintaining the painful realism it revealed throughout. A
>> great story, very powerful, and it's a theme anyone can relate to on
>> some level, though perhaps not so starkly. I'm still thinking about it,
>> a week later. I haven't seen but two (the other was THE VISITOR) if the
>> performances nominated for Best Actor, so I can't say how his
>> performance compares with all of them, but this is definitely one to
>> remember.
>>
>> (I can't believe you took out my spoiler space.)
>
> I didn't. It must be a Google thing. I responded without any cuts or
> edits and left your post as is so maybe Google eliminated the spoiler
> space. I would hope that either way anyone *not* wanting to know how
> The Wrestler ends will avoid this thread anyway.

Oh, my God. That's good to know about Google. But you're right. What
the thread is about is disclosed in the header.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of [Login to view extended thread Info.]

"jordy" wrote:
>
> Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
> minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
> avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
> missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
> Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:03 pm    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of "The wrestler"? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 12:04:11 -0800 (PST), ""jordy""
wrote:

>
>
> Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
>minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
>avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
>missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
>Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...

I didn't see the ending of it after someone had a heart attack or
something (an ambulance was called) shortly after the point in the
movie where the eponymous character left the hospital. So I Googled
the ending, it is about what I expected.

My son-in-law's parents left right before we did - I will tell them
what the ending was. (We are Colorado Public Radio members at the
level where we get monthly screenings at a Landmark theater).

Why was your post cross-posted to rec.arts.movies.past-films?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:27 am    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of "The wrestler"? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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""jordy"" wrote in
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>
> Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
> minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
> avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
> missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
> Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...
>

Rouke whines, "I know who I am" and De Niro takes his soul.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of "The wrestler"? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Howard Brazee wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 12:04:11 -0800 (PST), ""jordy""
> wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
>> minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
>> avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
>> missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
>> Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...
>
> I didn't see the ending of it after someone had a heart attack or
> something (an ambulance was called) shortly after the point in the
> movie where the eponymous character left the hospital. So I Googled
> the ending, it is about what I expected.
>
> My son-in-law's parents left right before we did - I will tell them
> what the ending was. (We are Colorado Public Radio members at the
> level where we get monthly screenings at a Landmark theater).
>
> Why was your post cross-posted to rec.arts.movies.past-films?

Why did you leave so early?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:25 pm    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of "The wrestler"? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 03:44:28 -0600, Alric Knebel
wrote:

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>Why did you leave so early?

Partly because I had no idea how long the movie would be paused while
medical help was being procured - and I had to get up the next morning
at 5:00. And partly because the pro-wrestling scenes and he
character's unhappy life aren't pleasant to watch. My wife looked
away through hard scenes several times already.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:51 am    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Howard Brazee <howard@brazee.net> wrote:

>On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 03:44:28 -0600, Alric Knebel <alric@cableone.net>
>wrote:
>
>>
>>Why did you leave so early?
>
>Partly because I had no idea how long the movie would be paused while
>medical help was being procured - and I had to get up the next morning
>at 5:00. And partly because the pro-wrestling scenes and he
>character's unhappy life aren't pleasant to watch. My wife looked
>away through hard scenes several times already.

My wife, who revels in the worst kind of film. got up and left during the staple gun scene.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:20 am    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of "The wrestler"? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On 21 feb, 21:04, ""jordy"" wrote:
>    Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
> minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
> avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
> missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
> Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...

death by metaphor
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: what happened at the end of "The wrestler"? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Feb 21, 3:04 pm, ""jordy"" wrote:
>    Hi everyone. this is very embaressing, but during the last few
> minutes of "The wrestler", I turned my head away from the screen, to
> avoid the violence, as I did periodically throughout the movie, and I
> missed the ending... could someone please tell me what happens to the
> Mickey Rourke character? Did he die? thankis...

Wrestling is violent???? Since when?
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

He dies. I saw the film last night and thought the same as you -does he die. I thought on and off for quite a while about what happened. But I came to this conclusion by going over the main points of the film. In the end he feels that noone really cares about him and that he is unable to hold a relationship together ie with either his daughter who he let down by missing the date or the stripper who he had felt strongly for for a long time only for her to continue to treat him as just another client. The fact that she changes her mind at the end comes too late because he has already decided to go for the big match irregardless of the risk to his health. As we see as the match goes on he has a heart attack - not the kind the movies like to show as being violent, but more realistically a subtle heart attack. By stretching himself physcally at the end he does so knowing that by doing so its the end for him, but the end by the only way he knows possible. Sad because underneath his bear like stage show was a lonley physically worn out loner a bit like me!!
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: This one is left to the Imagination [Login to view extended thread Info.]

If you Haven't seen this my post is a Spoiler
However, I took it as he did die. He had struck out permanently with his daughter, he looked up in the stands and the woman he was in love with had disappeared, He had lost his regular job, so he went to the only place he really felt appreciated. The guy that was fighting him kept saying pin me, its alright, the audience was roaring for the Ram Jam. I feel like he took one last leap into glory and he died from his heart. He knew what he was doing.I think the screen blacking out said, Bam/Blank he's gone. A very, very touching movie.
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