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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.
Comedy Drama - Despite his prominence in all of the advertising and marketing,
Dwayne Johnson only has a brief cameo role as himself in this
comedy/drama, based on the life of fellow pro-wrestler Paige.
Generally unknown Florence Pugh is the lead, with more familiar faces
such as Johnson, Vince Vaughn, Lena Headey, and Nick Frost appearing
in much smaller capacities. Language and violence make the film not
for young kids, but most families with pre-teens will find this
fairly acceptable, given the family-oriented theme of the film, which
gives it appeal far beyond the pro wrestling fan core.
PROFANITY: 9 S-words; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Rough wrestling action, including involving kids, with no blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and marijuana. ACTION: Wrestling matches. COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, sight gags.
NY PostFull Review Good And, although the film is about Paige's unlikely rise to TV stardom, what grabs us most is the eclectic Knight family running a scrappy professional wrestling gym on a shoestring. It might be the biggest missed reality-TV show opportunity ever. Are the effects cool? Kinda. They look pleasant...
Slant MagazineFull Review Above Average ...a charming love letter to, and apologia for, the aesthetics of professional wrestling. essentially a comedy grafted onto a story of a woman's athletic self-discovery, with a few unelaborated thoughts on wrestling's theatrics sprinkled throughout.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 41 moviegoers:
TEENS: The males and females all loved "Fighting With My Family."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Three of the four males loved this movie. The fourth one rated it "good/average." As for the females, one loved it, two enjoyed it very much and the remaining female felt it was a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
ADULTS: The males enjoyed this movie slightly more than the ladies. About 70% of the guys loved "Fighting With My Family." Another 15%, or so, enjoyed it very much. The remaining 15% felt it was a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). Just over 55% of the ladies loved this movie with another 20% rating it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Unfortunately, about 25% felt it was just a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).