Fighting With My Family (2019)


“Paige, I myself have come from a wrestling family too. I know exactly what it means to you. But don’t worry about being the next me. Be the first you. ” – The Rock

Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 May 2019)

Brief Synopsis – A young girl enamored with the sport of professional wrestling decides to try out for the WWE which the support of her family.

My Take on it – This is a film that I knew nothing about besides the fact that it featured The Rock and was curious to see what it was all about.

Unfortunately, this is a really silly and boring biopic that doesn’t manage to keep the viewer’s attention because of the way that things are presented.

The characters are all made to appear quite flashy and not unlike the sport of professional wrestler, they use the flashiness of it all to try and distract us from seeing that this film is fake and uninteresting to watch.

It’s pretty hard to actually believe that things happened the way that they are shown here which also hurts things a lot.

The story tries to utilize too many film making gimmicks in order to give us a story about overcoming obstacles in life yet it never manages to work well enough.

The use of The Rock here playing himself comes across as being quite corny and fails to add to the enjoyment of things and in fact has the opposite effect since it shifts the focus of the story in directions that are completely unnecessary.

This is quite a shame because this film could have been so much more entertaining.

Bottom Line – Really boring and silly biopic. The characters are flashy like professional wrestling but despite the fact that this film is based on real events, it’s quite hard to actually believe everything happened as presented.  The film feels much more like a gimmick than an enjoyable story about overcoming obstacles in life. The use of The Rock to play himself also is a bit corny and takes away from the enjoyment of this film since it shifts the focus in directions that are unnecessary which is a shame since this could have been much more entertaining to watch.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – While Vince Vaugn’s character sees the new recruits through all facets of training, there are individual coaches for each individual aspect of the wrestlers’ development at the WWE Performance Center. During Paige’s training days, the promo class was taught by the late wrestler Dusty Rhodes. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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5 thoughts on “Fighting With My Family (2019)

  1. I am disappointed you didn’t like this one, the reality is this is pretty accurate, there is a documentary showing the family, Paige did debut the way the film ended and she did have a career cut very short through injury.

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  4. In real life, while still angry at his rejection from WWE, Paige’s brother Zak was actually a very good sport about it.

    Besides, he did get to appear on the 11th November 2011 episode of SmackDown in a handicap match against the Big Show.

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