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Wrestling (2008)

In the summer between high school and college, a group of kids try to gain control of their relationships, emotions and lives for the first time.

Director:

Jeremy O'Keefe

Writer:

Jeremy O'Keefe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Welling ... Jake Conner
Jeff Conaway ... Franklin Conner
Lauren Schneider Lauren Schneider ... Carrie Masters
Melissa Claire Egan ... Ali Court
Tamara Lynn Davis ... Reese (as Tamara Davis)
Richie German Richie German ... Chris
Leslie Gilliam ... Lauren
Alex Goodman Alex Goodman ... Ryan
Adam Montgomery Adam Montgomery ... Seth
Susan Moses ... Mrs. Masters
Annie Fair Annie Fair ... Sara
Tom Hamilton Tom Hamilton ... Rob
Ken Latsko Ken Latsko ... Brent
Marcy Minton ... Kristin
Shannon Murray ... Reese's BFF
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In the summer between high school and college, wrestling tells the story of a group of kids forced to face the challenges of growing up and moving on. Somewhere between Larry Clark's dark, disturbing Kids and the glossy Can't Hardly Wait, wrestling exposes the complexities embracing suburban teen life. Written by Tax-Free Films

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Can you ever get it back...

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Keshmakesh See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, Delaware, USA

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Far From An Answer
by Papas Fritas
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Nicely Done Coming Of Age Drama
15 January 2009 | by chicagopoetrySee all my reviews

Wrestling is about wrestling with emotions. It is a quiet, sweet, gentle tale about a boy who has lost his mother who falls in love with a girl who has recently lost her boyfriend. Like Garden State, this movie does not resort to any formulas or cheap Hollywood gimmicks. It tells a simple story that is based in reality about loving and losing. Just about everyone in the story has suffered a loss. Everyone is trying to overcome their grief in order to muster the trust needed to establish new relationships. Overall, the acting in Wrestling is superb, which is quite a feat considering the broad range of emotion demanded from the cast. Particular recognition needs to be given to Jeff Conoway for the loving portrayal of a father still obsessed with his long lost wife, and also to Lauren Schneider for the touching subtlety of her performance. The soundtrack keeps this drama moving without becoming cheesy. Impress your girlfriend and bring this one home with you tonight.


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