Fighting With My Family

Fighting With My Family

DVD - 2019
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A reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, and their daughter Saraya and son Zak make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. Ricky and Julia want a better life for their children, and when brother and sister get the chance to audition for WWE, it seems the family dream is coming true, and all their troubles will be solved. However, Saraya and Zak are about to learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible as athletes.
Publisher: [Universal City, CA] : Universal, [2019]
Branch Call Number: MOVIE FIGHTING
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dec 15, 2020

I'm not into foul language & wrestling so I was skipping through UNTIL I realized this was based on a true story, so I went back & watched it. Really wild that this is true .. more true than I would have suspected!

Aug 26, 2020

When I was younger I was a big fan of the WWE and Paige was one of my favourite wrestlers so when I heard that this movie was based on her life and how she became apart of the WWE I was excited to watch it. I thought the movie was really good I found Paige’s story to be extremely interesting and unique one thing I learned from this movie was that just because your different or weird doesn’t mean you can’t still chase your dreams. One of my favourite parts of the movie was learning about Paige’s upbringing and how she became such a successful wrestler. I think this movie is great for the the whole family. I would recommend this to people who are fans of Paige and the WWE. I also liked how at the end of the movie you saw clips of the real Paige and her brother Zac. 3/5 stars
@booknerd2020 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Jul 05, 2020

I'm surprised to say I enjoyed this film - likable characters & a couple interesting side stories.

JCLKarynH Apr 07, 2020

Fighting With My Family is proof that Florence Pugh is one of the most talented young actresses in movies right now. Why you ask? Pugh actually got me to sympathize with and root for an aspiring WWE wrestler. I have nothing against wrestling, it's just not a sport that I enjoy watching. Too violent for my tastes and I feel anxious that it's participants will snap their spines one day. Pugh's Saraya "Paige" Knight is a classic underdog and I can't resist a quality underdog story. Tough women who flout societal standards are my jam. I loved her close relationship with her quirky wrestling family and I cheered along with the audience when she dropped the mic in her epic debut on the WWE arena. Vince Vaughn was superb as her tough love coach, Hutch. I also was impressed with Lena Headey, Jack Lowden and Nick Frost. I can now appreciate the intense level of skill and athleticism that wrestling requires. If you're adverse to watching wrestling, like myself, or a WWE enthusiast, this movie won't disappoint.

sjpl_javier Apr 01, 2020

Not quite on the level of another wrestling focused movie, "Ready to Rumble." This movie is funny and endearing and shows the based on the true story path of a wrestler by the played-by-herself, Paige.

WWE audiences will definitely love it. General audiences will have fun too. Paige's narration and the story itself will explain enough to the layperson that they will have an understanding of whats going on and why it matters.

MomoT Mar 03, 2020

Florence Pugh (Little Women, Midsommar) is almost unrecognisable as the daughter in a gothish, working class family obsessed with wrestling who gets the chance to make it in the big leagues. Lena Headey and Nick Frost are in great comic form as her somewhat loutish but loving parents. Classic "underdog makes good in the sport of their choice" story with a cameo from The Rock.

Feb 13, 2020

After watching Hobbs and Shaw with Dwayne Johnson I was leery of watching this movie as it had Dwayne Johnson in it. But to my surprise, Dwayne had a very small roll in the movie. I was presently surprised at the story line. I actually enjoyed the movie but then I also enjoyed the movie Southpaw. It is a basic story line of the underdog working hard and the hurtles they have to overcome to succeed.

Feb 10, 2020

I don't really like wrestling, and I don't really like inspiration sport movies (inspired by a true story!), so I was pleasantly surprised by this predictable, but quite entertaining movie. I was also surprised that Stephen Merchant of "The Office" fame, wrote, directed, and produced it. Florence Pugh, my favorite actress of 2019, plays a tough English wrestler who gets a shot at the big time (but can she handle it?) when she gets to go to wrestling boot camp run by a perfectly jaded Vince Vaughn. The fine supporting cast includes Lena Headey, Nick Frost (who I thought was Mark Addy for about 10 minutes), and, in the role he was born to play, The Rock. Or Dwayne Johnson. What is he going by these days?

Feb 07, 2020

didn't expect much from the movie, but it turned out to be a very entertaining , true story movie,,,good entertainment.

CCPL_Sara Jan 23, 2020

I didn’t expect myself to enjoy a movie about wrestling, but I found Fighting with My Family a fun romp in the world of professional wrestling while also being a heartwarming look at family bonds and expectations. It was a treat seeing Florence Pugh shine in another film this year despite knowing how it was going to turn out since it is based on the real WWE Superstar Paige.

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