“Fighting With My Family” A knock-out story and performances

February 22nd, 2019 Posted by Review 0 thoughts on ““Fighting With My Family” A knock-out story and performances”

Stories from real life provide some of the best material for films, and Stephen Merchant’s newest film as writer and director, “Fighting With My Family,” starring Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is a prime example.

Ricky Knight (Nick Frost) and his wife, Julia (Lena Headey), former small-time wrestlers in Norwich, England, dream of their children, Paige (Pugh) and Zak (Lowden), one day becoming WWE champions, an extension of their own lost dreams.

“Fighting With My Family” is a tale of shattered dreams and picking up the pieces as the family grows and learns. Merchant’s comedy is a perfect amalgam of drama and humor as it depicts the Knights’ exceptional yet ordinary lives.To read the review in its entirety as published in the Friday, February 22nd, 2019 edition of The Daily Journal go to THE DAILY JOURNAL

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