In 2008, Mickey Rourke shocked the world with his portrayal of the down-on-his-luck wrestler Randy “The Ram” Robinson in Darren Aronofsky’s award-winning drama The Wrestler. Mickey was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar in 2009, and his career skyrocketed after years of languor.

In the 1990s, David Arquette was a pretty big deal. He was a sought-after actor with solid projects under his belt like Ravenous, Johns, Never Been Kissed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and of course the Scream franchise. And with a beautiful, famous, talented wife—the inimitable Courtney Cox—the young man had it going on.

Then in 2000, after filming the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) movie Ready to Rumble, Arquette competed for and won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. He held the title for twelve whole days, but hard-core wrestling fans abhorred the decision to make a Hollywood actor the WCW champion, and they vilified him for his efforts in the ring.

Fast forward to 2018, and a battered and bruised David found himself reeling from health problems—including a heart attack—and a floundering acting career, as well as a difficult divorce from the former Friends star. That is not to mention, Arquette struggled with crippling anxiety and alcohol and drug addiction.

But then inspiration hit—wacky, improbable, irrational, bananas inspiration! David decided to get clean, get in fighting shape, and to clear his name in the world of pro wrestling. What? Yeah, you heard right. So, at the ripe old age of 48, David doesn’t decide to rededicate himself to acting, or to become a drug counselor, or to teach acting to the up-and-comers in the business. No, this dude decides to risk life and limb, literally, to relive the glories of his youth in what many people think is an entirely silly endeavor. Keep in mind, the Eight Legged Freaks star had suffered a heart attack a year prior to his decision to resurrect his wrestling career. To any reasonable person, this makes absolutely no sense.

But what follows is the endearing and often heart-wrenching 90-minute feature documentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette … and it will blow your mind! The level of passion and commitment to something so ridiculous is either inspiring or downright disturbing—or both!

But regardless, the takeaway here is that actors and actresses are a tough breed. David Arquette is a bad hombre who suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune in Hollywood, and he destroyed a good bit of his body and brain in the process. And at the end of the day, the dude lays it all on the line to put on a good show for the fans. And, to various degrees, isn’t that the essence of show business?

So, it may very well be true that you can’t kill David Arquette. With offers for acting gigs waning, his health declining, and his marriage hanging in the balance, he does a real-life Randy “Ram Jam” Robinson (aka “The Wrestler”) and finds redemption in the ring. What could be more cinematic? One reviewer called the documentary “the surprising love child of ‘Sunset Boulevard’ and ‘The Wrestler.’” Tell me that doesn’t sound like it’s worth the price of admission!

But be aware, this documentary is not for the faint of heart. There’s a good amount of blood and guts and serious injury, as well as family tragedy and even death in this film.