This heartwarming underdog story brings the life of WWE superstar Paige to the big screen. Paige and her brother Zak are the children of a British wrestling family. All they want in life is to compete as part of the WWE. The starry-eyed young talents get a chance to try out, but only Paige makes the cut. Can she command the spotlight and stay true to her dream without the immediate support of friends or family? She might — with help from The Rock, played by none other than Dwayne Johnson himself.
This true to life comedy comes from celebrated director/writer/producer Stephen Merchant. Florence Pugh captures Paige’s heart and determination as Fighting With My Family celebrates the unique personality and tenacity that ultimately carried her to the top of her game.
In the 2010 tryouts scene, Hutch is wearing a shirt with the 2014-era WWE logo.
[Saraya and Zak bump into The Rock backstage]
[the Rock walks toward the arena]
Zak Knight: Rock, Rock, Rock.
The Rock: Yo.
Zak Knight: We're wrestlers as well, actually.
Raya Knight: We're actually doing tryouts today.
The Rock: Oh, cool.
Zak Knight: What advice would you give us, if, if, we wanna...
Raya Knight: Win over the crowd?
Zak Knight: Win over the crowd?
The Rock: What are your names again?
The Rock: Sorry about that.
Raya Knight: My name...
The Rock: IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAMES ARE! You walk around here interrupting The Rock? You, like you haven't seen the sun in 20 years? You, like you just stepped out of Oliver Twist? 'Please, sir? May I have some more advice, sir?' You want some advice? Here's The Rock's advice: Shut your mouth! What you want? What you want? How about what The Rock wants? The Rock wants you to go out there, take no prisoners, have no regrets, have no fear! Lay it all out on the line! Because if you don't do that, The Rock is gonna find your friend Mary Poppins. He's gonna take her umbrella. Yeah, he's gonna shine it up real nice. He's gonna turn that sonuvabitch sideways and stick it straight up your candy asses! There's your advice, straight out of... the Jabroni-beatin', pie-eatin', trail blazin', eyebrow raisin', entertaining the globe never hotter, talkin' to two rejects from Harry Potter!
The Rock: So that's how you win over the crowd.
[Saraya and Zak laugh]
Zak Knight: Rock, Rock, Rock.
Raya Knight: We're huge fans.
The Rock: Thank you so much.
Raya Knight: We've been fans since you had hair.
The Rock: Oh, hey...
The Rock: It's a choice. A damn good one too. See you, guys.
Based on a true story. Have to say it’s fun to watch. Had a early screening. The story is something standard but told in a different way. I found the acting was great and the movie had a few smarts and lessons worth seeing being taught. There are a lot of good laughs even in the first few minutes and it continues through out. I felt the pacing was a bit off at times but other than that it’s worth a watch to change things up.
3 of 3 helpful votes
Saw an early screening. Really funny movie created by Stephen Merchant, one of the creators of The Office. Funny moments throughout mixed with some emotional pieces as well. WWE fans will love it, and anyone else will definitely enjoy too.
Yes, it’s a wrestling movie, but Fighting With My Family is also a delightful entry into a genre that has too few inspiring stories for young girls. It’s a warm-hearted underdog saga with a feminist undertone and a celebration of everyone’s inner misfit.