Fighting With My Family

Directed by Stephen Merchant
  • UK / USA
  • 1hr 43
  • 2019
  • English

Virgin Media Gala

The true, colourful and crazy story of the rise of WWE wrestler Paige comes to the big screen in this much-anticipated comedy drama from British actor Stephen Merchant. Merchant writes and directs the film, which focuses on Ricky, a reformed gangster, his wife Julia and their children, who eke out a living wrestling in local venues and low-key clubs. When children Paige and Zak are offered the chance to apply for WWE, the chance of fame, fortune and a brighter future beckon - putting their family bonds to the test. When she leaves her family to enter the cut-throat world of WWE alone, Paige digs deep to prove to the world that what makes her different is the very same thing that can make her a star. The film features a memorable turn from champion wrestler turned movie star, Dwayne Johnson.

Funny and heartfelt in equal measures - Steven Merchant makes a hugely confident debut in this exuberant comedy.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Florence Pugh
Dwayne Johnson
Lena Headey
Vince Vaughn

Schedule & Tickets

27 Feb 18:15 Light House Cinema