- 1 hr 46 min
"Chokeslam" is a romantic comedy with a unique twist, set against the backdrop of the world of professional wrestling. It tells the story of Corey Swanson, played by Chris Marquette, a mild-mannered deli clerk who rekindles his romance with his high school crush, Sheena DeWilde, played by Amanda Crew. Sheena has returned to town and is now a successful wrestler who goes by the ring name "Smashley Simpson." The film opens with a flashback to Corey and Sheena's high school days, when Corey was hopelessly in love with Sheena, but was too shy to tell her. When Corey finally mustered up the courage to ask her out to prom, Sheena turned him down and instead went with the popular jock, J.T. Froste, played by Michael Eklund. This rejection has haunted Corey ever since and he's been stuck in the same rut ever since, working in the same deli and living with his mother. Fast forward ten years and Corey's life hasn't changed much, except for the fact that J.T. Froste is now the wrestling promoter in town and Sheena has returned to participate in a wrestling event. Despite his initial hesitation, Corey agrees to help Sheena with her promotional work and ends up being drawn back into her life once again. As the two reconnect, Corey begins to realize that he still has feelings for Sheena and that maybe this time, things might work out differently. The film deals with themes of unrequited love, missed opportunities, and taking risks. As Corey navigates his way through the unfamiliar world of professional wrestling, his personal life begins to take on new meaning. His burgeoning romance with Sheena forces him to confront his insecurities and finally take action to change his life. For her part, Sheena is portrayed as a strong, independent woman who is determined to succeed in a male-dominated industry. Throughout the film, Sheena struggles with her own fears and insecurities, particularly when it comes to her relationship with J.T. Despite being a tough and confident wrestler, Sheena is still vulnerable and is in need of someone to believe in her. The film is a lighthearted romantic comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously. It features some hilarious moments, particularly in the scenes involving Corey's eccentric mother, played by Mick Foley. The wrestling scenes are also well-executed and add a level of excitement to the film. However, the true heart of the movie lies in the relationship between Corey and Sheena. The chemistry between the two actors is palpable and makes the audience root for their romance to succeed. Overall, "Chokeslam" is a charming and enjoyable romantic comedy with a unique twist. It's a feel-good movie that will be sure to leave audiences smiling.