Overall Rank: 9633
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 10
Theatrical Release Date: 02/22/2019
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/14/2019
Genre: Biography, Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Stephen Merchant
Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Florence Pugh, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden
Plot: A former wrestler and his family travel to small venues all over the country, making a living performing for the crowds. Yet his children want something more - a chance to make it to prime time by joining the WWE. -- Chris Kavan
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Indyfreak - wrote on 07/01/2019
A predictable but capably acted sports film about the rise of WWE wrestler Paige and her wacky family of wrestlers. Florence Pugh is very good as the strong willed yet self conscious protagonist. Vince Vaughn has some great lines as her hardnosed trainer while Nick Frost and Lena Headey make a likeable unconventional pairing as Paige's parents. The film is pretty funny at times but doesn't shy away from the quieter psychologically stressful aspects of the WWE training process. It's a good watch but after reading about Paige's life afterwards, I wish it was less conventional in the storytelling department and really delved into the crazier parts of her life. Still, I think WWE is entitled to at least one good movie depiction.
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/05/2019
Funny without being condescending to wrestling fans, "Fighting With My Family" is one of the best feel-good movies of the year so far.
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Rod - wrote on 09/29/2019
This film triggers a lot of emotions. This is one of the best examples of how you write films based from real lives and events. I am not a wrestling fan, I am not familiar of its culture but the the film's portrayal appears to be genuine and fair. There are moments in the film that I see the sport inappropriate yet I completely understood why for some people, it is their BIG DREAM. It isn't shy to show the "unfair" side of the industry making it possible to show relatable characters and natural human reaction when people devastatingly don't get what they wish for. Nothing special with the direction, cinematography or even production design but I would say that everything perfectly works that you rather see the film as a whole than break it down to specific aspects. In the end, the story …
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