Fighting with My Family is a 2019 biographical sports comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Merchant.

Official trailers

MGM on Sunday, February 17, 2019 released the trailer:

Story intro

In 2002, in Norwich, England, UK, 12-year-old Zak Bevis is engrossed by the WWF (now WWE) King of the Ring pay-per-view event until his younger sister Saraya changes the channel to her favorite program, Charmed. The siblings wrestle, urged on by their parents Rick and Julia. Rick books the children for their first wrestling match where Saraya, initially reluctant to wrestle a boy, goes on to win as planned. At 18, competing under the ring name "Britani Knight", Saraya and her brother "Zak Zodiac" help their parents train prospective wrestlers while working toward their own promotion. Rick and Julia, struggling financially, ask WWE trainer Hutch Morgan to sign the siblings. He finally agrees to a tryout before a SmackDown taping at The O2 Arena, and tells Saraya to find a different name as they "already have a Britani". The siblings receive advice from Dwayne Johnson, and Saraya adopts the name Paige from her favorite character on Charmed. The two try out with several other wrestlers and are all belittled by Morgan. He ultimately chooses Paige over the rest, despite her attempt to have Zak signed as well. With her brother's encouragement, Paige leaves for America while Zak continues wrestling on the British independent circuit, assisting his parents' wrestling school, and tending to his girlfriend and newborn son. Arriving at NXT in Florida, Paige has difficulty adjusting to the WWE style of entertainment - chiefly, the absence of intergender competition and the inexperience of her fellow female trainees Jeri-Lynn, Kirsten, & Maddison. Paige struggles with performing promos and Morgan's constant belittlement. Morgan makes it clear to Zak that he will never be signed to WWE, and Zak falls into a depression. Paige discovers her parents are selling merchandise of her likeness without her permission and have booked her in a match against Zak scheduled for her Christmas break.


Florence Pugh
Saraya "Paige" Knight, Zak's sister and Patrick and Julia's daughter
Tori Ellen Ross
young Paige
Lena Headey
Julia "Sweet Saraya" Knight, Paige and Zak's mother and Patrick's wife
Nick Frost
Patrick "Rowdy Ricky" Knight, Paige and Zak's father and Julia's husband
Jack Lowden
Zak "Zodiac" Knight, Paige's older brother and Patrick and Julia's son
Vince Vaughn
Hutch Morgan, a recruiter and coach for the WWE
Dwayne Johnson
James Burrows
Roy Knight, Patrick's son, Julia's stepson and Zak and Paige's older half-brother
Hannah Rae
Courtney, Zak's girlfriend and mother of his child
Thea Trinidad
AJ Lee
Kim Matula
Aqueela Zoll
Ellie Gonsalves
Stephen Merchant
Hugh, Courtney's father
Julia Davis
Daphne, Courtney's mother


The film Fighting with My Family was scheduled to be released on January 28, 2019 (Sundance, Sundance Film Festival), on February 14, 2019 (United States), on February 22, 2019 (United States), on February 27, 2019 (United Kingdom), on March 1, 2019 (United Kingdom), on March 21, 2019 (Australia), on May 1, 2019 (Germany) and on June 26, 2019 (France) by Lionsgate UK (United Kingdom), Mirror Releasing (United States), Lions Gate Entertainment, United Artists Corporation, United Artists Releasing, Andes Films, CinemArt, Eagle Pictures, Filmagic Entertainment, Forum Film Bulgaria, Forum Hungary, Gulf Film, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), NOS Audiovisuais, Sabay MVP, Sony Pictures Releasing, Svensk Filmindustri (SF), Times Media Films, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 108 minutes. With a budget of $11 million, the film grossed over $39.1 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Fighting with My Family got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Fighting with My Family

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