By: Daniel P’Lopez
“Cassandro” is an inspiring and heartfelt true story about the life of a professional wrestler played by Mexican actor, Gael Garcia Bernal. The film tells the story of Cassandro, a talented athlete who faces many challenges and overcomes them with courage and determination.
The movie showcases Cassandro’s journey from his humble beginnings to becoming a renowned luchador. Throughout the film, we see the struggles he faces, both in and out of the ring. With an overbearing yet loving and caring mother and despite the physical toll wrestling takes on his body, Cassandro never gives up and continues to pursue his dreams.
One of the most powerful aspects of the movie is its portrayal of Cassandro’s resilience. Despite facing discrimination and adversity as an openly gay wrestler, he remains true to himself and fights for acceptance. The film highlights the importance of embracing individuality and being proud of who you are.
The movie is not only about wrestling but also about the human spirit and the power of perseverance. It shows that no matter how many times you fall, you can always get back up and keep going. Cassandro’s story is an inspiration to anyone facing obstacles in their own lives.
“Cassandro” also stars Bad Bunny, as one of the lovers, and he gives a stunning performance in the film that is beautifully shot, with vibrant colors and captivating wrestling scenes. The performances are authentic and moving, particularly by the actors in this feature. The movie effectively captures the energy and excitement of the wrestling world while also delving into deeper emotional themes.
Overall, “Cassandro” is a must-watch film that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. It’s a story of triumph over adversity, celebrating diversity, and the indomitable human spirit. Whether you’re a wrestling fan or not, this movie is a powerful reminder that we all have the strength to overcome our challenges and live authentically.
Cassandro is available to watch on Prime Video.