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Fighting with my Family
DIRECTOR Stephen Merchant
CAST Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Nick Frost
Florence Pugh stars in Stephen Merchant’s hilarious and lovable comedy drama set in the wonderful world of wrestling.
Squeeze into the spandex, spray on the fake tan and strut into the wonderful world of wrestling. The solo directorial feature debut for Stephen Merchant (The Office) is a wise-cracking, warm-hearted true-life tale. Raya (Florence Pugh) is part of a tight-knit Norwich family who scrape a living on the local wrestling scene. Her dream is to become a bright new WWE star. When opportunity knocks, does she have what it takes to make the grade and stay true to herself? Great entertainment with a fantastic cast.
(2019 UK / USA 108 mins)
Florence Pugh brings her indie attitude to a lovable wrestling comedy of heart and sweat … Merchant never loses our interest: He’s made a sparkly, strutting film that doesn’t apologize for or look down upon its heroes. A “soap opera in spandex” is what Hutch calls pro wrestling to his trainees, and the movie follows suit. Who doesn’t love a melodrama in tights once in a while? Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out
BBFC advice: Contains moderate bad language, sex references, violence
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