Release Date: March 25th (Angelika Film Center-NYC), by Koch-Lorber Films
The Cast: Penny Banner, Lillian Ellison, Gladys Gillem, Judy Grable, Ida May Martinez, Ella Waldek, Mae Young
Basic Premise: A documentary about female wrestlers in their golden years who recall their young wrestling days.
Entertainment Value: Each of the female wrestlers interviewed are witty, wild, and wacky even in their golden years. As their memory flashes back to their rise into the stardom of female wrestling, they talk with energy, passion, and well-needed humor. It is a pleasure to join in their enthusiasm and to hear the stories of their ultimately successful lives. It clearly took each one a lot of guts--and strength--for to survive.
Spiritual Value: One of the wrestlers defines "success" in a very though-provoking way: Success is being able to rest when you are old after working hard to accomplish something when you were young. Laziness doesn't pay-off in any circumstance--that's for sure!
Insult to your intelligence: None
Number of times I checked my watch: 1
The Bottom Line: A wonderful documentary with old ladies full of charisma, wisdom, and lots of energy. Don't miss it if you're a fan a female wrestling or just a fan of highly entertaining documentaries.
Recommended Way to Watch: Movie Theater (1st Run)
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