Fighting With My Family — the latest World Wrestling Entertainment feature — is a hilarious, heartfelt wrestling film that’s better than it has any right to be.
Directed and written by The Office scribe Stephen Merchant, it follows a rough-and-tumble London family who hit the map when one of the girls is picked to possibly represent the WWE.
Florence Pugh plays Saraya, who is into wrestling a little less than the rest of her family, but who joins her brother Zak for WWE tryouts anyway.
But when Saraya gets picked over her athletic, fanatic brother, family tensions, mounting pressure and turmoil come to the forefront.
The movie is nothing without Pugh, the father-mother duo of Nick Frost (of Edgar Wright’s films) and Game of Thrones alum Lena Headey.
With a great supporting role from Vince Vaughn as a no-nonsense coach, some star power infused from film producer The Rock, playing himself, and a standout performance from Lowden as brother Jack, everyone is on form.
It’s a film about bravery, tenacity, humility and the fight to never give up on your dreams. It’s just wonderfully done and so worth the investment.