from Dwayne" The Rock Johnson production company Seven Bucks, had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week, and will release a wider release in the Ver United States on February 14 has everything we know about the movie so far.
Fighting With My Family is based on the life story of WWE wrestler Paige.
Florence Pugh ( Outlaw King, The Little Drummer Girl ) plays Saraya, who later takes on the wrestling personality "Paige" "The film begins as a portrait of a wrestling-obsessed family life in working-class Norwich United Kingdom, then follows Paige as she moves to the States, where her Goth feelings clash with those of her fellow combatants, and builds on her The battle between the Divas Champion and AJ Lee at WWE Raw.
It's not what to expect from producer The Rock.
Dwayne Johnson is known to be big in his films and usually plays action heroes or comedy characters Fighting With My Family is a comedy but it is much smaller than what we expect of it: the film was shot with a WWE co-funded budget of only $ 11 million quirkier than other Johnson projects, thanks It i not least a screenplay by Stephen Merchant, who also directs.
It Was A Rocky Road to Publication
Because the film was a departure from Johnson's brand, Seven Bucks struggled to find a distributor that would cause them to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival. "We wanted a studio to shop for it, and nobody did it," Johnson told The Hollywood Reporter at the festival. "We were passed on everywhere. It was a little British comedy about a crazy wrestling family that was not famous. "Dany Garcia, Johnson's co-CEO at Seven Bucks, added that he believes there is still" a certain stigma "compared to other sports
Rock plays only a relatively minor role.
This is Paige's story, and so Johnson steps out of the limelight in Fighting With My Family  and plays himself in a cameo that reflects the true events. But do not worry, the film is rounded off by a great overall cast, including writer and director Merchant, Lena Headey ( Game of Thrones ), Vince Vaughn ( True Detective ). and Nick Frost (19459009) Hot Fuzz ).
Fight with my family collects good reviews.
Critical reactions to the film at Sundance were largely positive with Variety Dennis Harvey calls Fighting With My Family as "probably the best of the approximately 50 films that WWE has received since 2002 The Scorpion King "(19459010)" The warmth and good humor that the dealer brings to the material, as well as the excellent cast. "
Meanwhile  [[Unterhaltungswochen] ] Leah Greenblatt describes the film as "a dumb WWE comedy with heart". Most fighting struggles are as choreographed as any sub-map and the result is clearly predicted – but the tears created by the last ten minutes of the film Rocky taste salty and genuine. "
The consensus seems to be that here's something for WWE's lovers and average movie goers alike. "The wrestling fans floated out of the cinemas," Johnson said after the festival premiere. "And the non-wrestling fans, who have a little more taste in their films, were just pleasantly surprised."