Fighting With My Family – Film Club Review

fightingwithmyfamilyBased on a documentary this film premiered at Sundance Film Festival and highlights the WWE career of professional wrestler, Paige.


Fighting With My Family | M | BiographyA five-star rating

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.
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maliA five-star rating
There’s nothing that steps too far outside the box with this film, but it’s highly entertaining none-the-less. The cast, humor and overall light-hearted and heart-felt story maintain an extremely watchable tone throughout. It’s easy to feel for the characters and despite the moments where it seemed to slug on a little, I couldn’t find much to dislike. Highly recommend for anyone after a purely entertaining watch.

sallyA five-star rating
I really enjoyed watching this classic underdog film. The story line is predictable from the beginning but thanks to the characters in the main family unit, there is a touch more depth than your average feel-good blockbuster. Florence Pugh, Vince Vaughn and Lena Headey each do a wonderful job of providing humor without venturing into ‘parody’ territory. A film touting a ‘never give up’ message is always a pleasure to watch, especially when well made like this one.  

 

 

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And the next film is…

Swimming With Men | M | ComedySDC_2422032_2019-28-5--00-15-25

Inspired by the 2010 documentary, Men Who Swim, SWIMMING WITH MEN tells the story of Eric (Rob Brydon), an accountant in the throes of a mid-life crisis, who eventually finds new meaning to his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged amateur synchronised swimming team.