Review: Fighting With My Family

Fighting with My Family is a charming biopic about the real life wrestler of WWE Superstar Paige (Saraya Bevis) played by Florence Pugh.

It not only concentrates on her early WWE career, but it also focuses on the not so successful life of her brother named Zak Bevis played here by Jack Lowden.

Paige and her family lived in Norwich, England and her parents started their own wrestling promotion.

Paige in real life started wrestling at the tender age of 13 years old and we briefly get to see her early life starting out as a professional wrestler.

The one thing I like about Paige and her family is that fact that every member of the family are fans of the wrestling business.

This is not a cliche sports story where the parents dis-encourage their kids from entering the professional wrestling industry. Her parents are very supportive and we see their kind nature perfectly in this movie.

While the movie does end on a high note with Paige eventually making it to the WWE overcoming lots of adversity, Fighting with My Family is far from a perfect ending.

Even though the main story is all about Paige, a good portion of the movie is also about her unsuccessful brother Zak.

Unlike Paige, poor old Zak was not chosen to become a wrestler for the WWE and we see the depressing side of being a pro wrestler. I feel seeing two sides to the story made the film feel more realistic.

It shows us that not everybody's life ends like a happy fairy tale. I actually was more intrigued about her brother's life since I already knew Paige became a successful wrestler.

I feel this movie is more informative if you never heard of Paige before or never watched WWE. It teaches the audience a lot about the wrestling business and how the industry works. Since I know everything about wrestling, there was nothing in this movie that I already didn't know about.

That said, the movie is still enjoyable to watch because the script is funny and all of the actors do their parts really well.

Florence Pugh is perfect as Paige because she has the same mannerisms as her and the appearance is uncanny too.

The only things I did not like about the film are some of the historical inaccuracies.

There are several moments that we see Paige interact with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, but these incidents never happened since Johnson would have been in Hollywood by then.

I feel if they added real moments to the movie, Paige would have been talking to Triple H instead.

However, Triple H was not in the movie whatsoever. The movie also glosses over her NXT career because it mainly goes straight to her main roster title win at the night after WrestleMania XXX.

Despite a few flaws with true events. Fighting with My Family is still a highly funny and entertaining movie. Even if you are not a fan of wrestling, you'll love the underdog story that this movie is representing.

Verdict: 4.0/5.0 stars

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