Fighting with My Family

Fighting with My Family

Stephen Merchant (2019)

103min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This feel-good charmer follows the true journey of superstar wrestler Paige (an electrifying Florence Pugh) from her humble beginnings in Norwich to becoming the youngest ever Divas Champion in the US. Treading the familiar Rocky road, working-class Paige catches the eye of a WWE talent scout (Vince Vaughn on blazing form) who takes her to train in America. The move complicates her relationship with her brother Zak (a dynamite Jack Lowden), who's desperate for the same opportunity. Written/directed by Stephen Merchant with gritty freshness and executive produced by Dwayne Johnson (both have super cameos), it's an unapologetic soap opera in spandex but with its British kitchen-sink angle polished to a high Hollywood gloss. Strong support from Nick Frost and Lena Headey as Paige's parents add to the slick package of killer one-liners, ace fight fiction and emotional poignancy.

Cast & Crew

Saraya Knight Florence Pugh
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Dwayne Johnson
Ricky Knight Nick Frost
Julia Knight Lena Headey
Hutch Vince Vaughn
Zak Knight Jack Lowden
Hugh Stephen Merchant
Kirsten Aqueela Zoll
Jeri-Lynn Kim Matula
Paige Saraya-Jade Bevis
Director Stephen Merchant
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 27 Feb 2019