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Screener Squad: Fighting With My Family

Fighting With My Family Movie Review

Yes, this is a late review, but now that some of the Squad found a theater where this movie was playing (why this is not in wider distribution is a mystery), they’re ready to enter the ring to discuss this biographical family sports drama. Stephen Merchant has decided to write and direct this movie following the story of Saraya-Jade Bevis (Florence Pugh), better known nowadays by her eventual WWE stage name Paige. Growing up in Norwich, England with her parents (Nick Frost and Lena Heady) and brother Zak (Jack Lowden), it has been her dream for her and her brother to audition for WWE and live the life of a professional wrestler. So when their tapes are finally seen by a high profile recruiter (Vince Vaughn) who wants them to audition in person, they couldn’t be happier. That is until they do the audition and Paige makes it through to the next round, but her brother doesn’t. With Paige about to leave her family for months to train in America and her brother coping with the depression of having his dreams shattered, how will this affect their family dynamic?

Justin only has a rudimentary knowledge of wrestling to offer an insightful opinion here, so he is lucky that Shak lives and breathes wrestling when he’s not reviewing movies! The two of them tag team to discuss this film which, while obviously not entirely true to the source material, does have a lot worth mentioning. Listen here to find out more!

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