Coming to VOD today, Friday, August 28:
YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE
David Darg and Price James
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.