Fighting with My Family
Director: 
Stephen Merchant
Year: 
2019
Rating: 
PG-13
Run Time: 
108 mins
Cast: 
Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Florence Pugh, Vince Vaughn

"Fighting with My Family" is a heartwarming comedy based on the incredible true story of WWE Superstar Paige™. Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her family and face this new, cut-throat world alone. Paige’s journey pushes her to dig deep, fight for her family, and ultimately prove to the world that what makes her different is the very thing that can make her a star.

 


"Take “Billy Elliot,” trade the refined world of ballet for the “soap opera in spandex” of professional wrestling, swap the preteen boy for a young woman, throw in The Rock — because every movie is better with The Rock, right? — and you’ve got 'Fighting With My Family,' a shaggily likable underdog tale." - The Seattle Times

"Refreshing and worth seeing." - San Francisco Chronicle

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It’s the mark of many a standout sports movie that you don’t necessarily have to be a fan to enjoy the story. The real-life pro wrestling portrait 'Fighting With My Family' is a hugely entertaining case in point." - Boston Globe

"A crowd-pleaser that’s also, in its best moments, a genuinely stirring celebration of chase-your-dreams moxie." - The AV Club

"It’s a touching and funny tale about a family chasing their unconventional dreams in the world of sports entertainment. It has such a magnificent cast, and the story is interesting enough to entertain both wrestling fans and non-wrestling fans alike." - Film Threat

"The film benefits from Pugh’s charismatic performance and writer-director Stephen Merchant’s cheery mixture of crowd-pleasing sentiment, wry laughs and genuine sweetness." - Screen International

"Yes, it’s a wrestling movie, but 'Fighting With My Family' is also a delightful entry into a genre that has too few inspiring stories for young girls. It’s a warm-hearted underdog saga with a feminist undertone and a celebration of everyone’s inner misfit." - The Wrap

"'Fighting With My Family' may not be an Oscar contender but it has enough wit, heart, energy and good cheer to make it a fun watch even for non-wrestling fans." - Variety