You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020)

You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020)

Actor David Arquette is too unhinged for Hollywood, too Hollywood for pro wrestling

7.5

Movie

United States of America
English
Documentary
2020
DAVID DARG, PRICE JAMES
André Roussimoff, Aurelian Smith Jr., Bill Goldberg
91 min

TLDR

Who are we kidding, no one’s too Hollywood for pro wrestling.

What it's about

Hollywood star David Arquette tries to redeem himself from being the novelty WCW world champion in the 2000s, to earning respect on the independent wrestling scene 2 decades later.

The take

For the longest time, it was always about how wrestling was affected by David Arquette; this documentary finally turns it around and asks how Arquette was affected by pro wrestling. We get interviews from his family that mostly look down on his silly wrestling phase; and from established wrestling personalities that, despite dated fan perceptions, welcome him at every turn. We really get in the weeds of Arquette’s motivations, anxieties, and training for a comeback tour on the indies. The audio levels may be a little erratic, but the intangible rawness combined with its polished nature make this a very fitting film for the wild man.

What stands out

I’d sooner root for David Arquette than root for backyard wrestling.

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