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  • Rourke is sensational as the washed-up former celebrity wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson, but for me it's Aronofsky's handheld takes that steal the show: following Randy about his routines, achingly, effortlessly evoking the time that hangs on every choice and missed opportunity, all of it rather bittersweetly framed in the film's anti-romantic view of northwestern America. Review Catch-Up: Doubt, Slumdog Millionaire, Defiance, The Wrestler, The Reader
  • Australian film producers are hiring washed-up seppos to star in a local film in a desperate, ultimately futile attempt to whack a few bums on seats.
  • One is her lunk of a boyfriend, another is a drunken and washed-up doctor. Michael Giltz: Theater: Geoffrey Rush In "Madman," Adam Rapp's "Hallway," Shaky Tennessee and Broadway Songs of 1921
  • Rourke's performance as a washed-up professional athlete trying to make a comeback closely mirrors his own career.
  • So… not the washed-up deadbeat of my worst imaginings, then.
  • The tragedy of being a dancer is that you're all washed-up by the time you're thirty-five.
  • She can do washed-up and tuned-out, sleazy and half-dressed, sleek and oozing with wealth.
  • I walked the tide line to find the morning's washed-up gifts; stepped carefully between jellyfish the size of dinner plates; dug for escaping mole crabs and wiggling coquinas in hand-made tidal pools.
  • The tragedy of being a dancer is that you're all washed-up by the time you're thirty-five.
  • Hayman had implicit trust in his hit-men, especially against some one he regarded as an old, rusty, washed-up veteran.
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