Coming to VOD today, Friday, August 28:

David Darg and Price James

World Premiere:
SXSW 2020

Select Festivals:

Actor David Arquette seeks redemption in the wrestling ring.

Twenty years ago, to promote his wrestling comedy READY TO RUMBLE, Arquette worked with World Championship Wrestling to develop a storyline in which he enters the wrestling world, playing an exaggerated, entitled version of himself, only to quickly win the heavyweight title. For die-hard wrestling fans, this was a step too far – a disrespectful, “unfair” blemish on their beloved “sport.” In the intervening years, Arquette’s once-promising acting career has faltered. As David Darg and Price James’ film opens, Arquette has recently had a heart attack and is out of shape, yet this is the time that he chooses to re-enter the world of wrestling, which he genuinely loves, to seek redemption and prove all the haters wrong. As the directors follow him in his quest – which involve several scenes that feel as staged as professional wrestling itself, but also a few which show the legitimate damage he puts his body through – the viewer is left wondering if the entire thing is a promotional stunt.

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