This biographical story follows Brits Raya Knight (Florence Pugh) and her brother Zak Knight (Jack Lowden) as they attempt a career in the US as professional wrestlers in the WWE. Even coming from a family of wrestlers doesn't prepare these two for the obstacles ahead as they hear some harsh truths from straight talking professional coach Hutch (Vince Vaughn) and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson himself. Directed and written by Stephen Merchant.~Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez
A Family's Passion: a making-of
Deleted & extended scenes
Feature commentary with writer/director Stephen Merchant
Paige and her brother Zak grew up in a tight knit wrestling family. Happy performing for the local town, until the day they get the once in lifetime chance to try out for the WWE. Paige earns her spot onto the training program. But must leave her family behind to at pursue her dream alone. This is a good movie I always liked Paige since I first seen her in WWE so her story always interested me. This is feel good real story told with some bumps and bruises and laughs along the way.
Florence Pugh has been receiving tons of praise lately for her roles in, Midsommar and Little Women, rightfully so. For me, Fighting With My Family was her big breakout. It's also the first film I had seen her in. She's wonderful in this portraying real life WWE wrestler Paige. This film looks at her family life back in her hometown of Norwich, UK and her subsequent time landing in the US, and going through tryouts to become a professional wrestler. Even if you're not a wresting fan per say, (Im not, never have been) you can easily watch this and still get something out of it. Through it all, this film is about wrestling yes, but also family, which everyone can relate to.
A heartfelt comedy for wresting fans and non-fans!
I’m a wresting fan and a fan of Stephen Merchant, so when I heard he was directing a movie about WWE superstar Paige I was intrigued. Stephen Merchant and wrestling, wrestling and the co-creator of The Office, sounds like a strange combination. The result is a Rocky-like underdog story that is funny, heartfelt, and accessible to those who are not wrestling fans. Wresting fans familiar with the story of Paige may be annoyed by the compression of time and the liberties taken to emphasize her outsider persona, but nevertheless, Fighting with My Family is a great movie with great performances from the actors.
The Blu-ray A/V quality is great and there is a fair amount of bonus features as well. The highlight is Stephen Merchant’s very informative audio commentary.
I had saw the film in theaters and what a major surprise the film was what i did not expect. This is one of the best movies of the year with a true story that is very heartwarming, as well as the comedy was spot on i could watch this movie with many rewatches, this movie is a highly recommendation and you do not need to get into wrestling in order to see this movie. however for those who love great story with a great message this true story will inspire you.