Jake sets a goal for himself by declaring his intentions to wrestle in one of WWE’s biggest matches, the Royal Rumble. His desire to make this a reality serves as a central focal point because Jake’s path towards sobriety will be a never-ending one. The fact that Roberts has a clear-cut objective, abstinence from alcohol, makes you want to cheer him even more.
The documentary is beautifully shot from the opening credits to the final frame. The film contains official footage from Jake Roberts’ WWE days, which is a real treat since the company is usually hard-pressed to sell the rights for their content to be used in movies and television.
The visuals of him in his prime, and then seeing him him 23 years removed from his prime and at his worst, amplifies the need for intervention, making this voyage towards wellness a powerful observation of the human spirit.