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The Resurrection of Jake The Snake (2015)

The Resurrection of Jake The Snake (2015)

The inspiring, gritty journey of how pro wrestler Jake "The Snake" Roberts turned his life around

The Very Best

8.0

Movie

United States of America
English
Documentary
2015
STEVE YU
Adam Copeland, Aurelian Smith Jr., Chris Jericho
93 min

TLDR

It's arguably the best ad for DDP Yoga.

What it's about

Veteran pro wrestler "Diamond" Dallas Page helps his troubled mentor, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, to get back to a healthy lifestyle and a positive outlook.

The take

This journey is as much about Jake Roberts overcoming his addiction and damaged self-outlook, as it is about the heroic, life-changing efforts that DDP made to get him there. DDP's brand of aggressive wholesomeness and belief in Roberts is palpable, and the rawness of the presentation only accentuates how real this friendship is, and how urgent DDP's mission is—he will do this himself because no one else can. The documentary is inspiring with its vulnerability alone, as the underlying story is of men renouncing toxic behaviors that keep them looped into destructive habits. It doesn't waste time with fluff minutes or details, just straight to your heart from start to finish.

What stands out

DDP did so well he went ahead and helped one of his downed peers Scott Hall, as well. DDP saved two lives in this documentary; what an inspiration.

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