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, 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, and 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 Knight
Lena Headey
Julia Knight
Nick Frost
Patrick "Rowdy Ricky" Knight, Paige and Zak's father and Julia's husband
Jack Lowden
Zak Knight
Vince Vaughn
Hutch Morgan, a recruiter and coach for the WWE
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
Tori Ellen Ross
Young Saraya (as Tori Ross)
Hannah Rae
Courtney, Zak's girlfriend and mother of his child
James Burrows
Roy Knight, Patrick's son, Julia's stepson and Zak and Paige's older half-brother
Thea Trinidad
AJ Lee
Kim Matula
Jeri-Lynn (as Kimberly Matula)
Aqueela Zoll
Ellie Gonsalves
Stephen Merchant
Hugh, Courtney's father
Julia Davis
Daphne, Courtney's mother
Thomas Whilley
Young Zak
Olivia Bernstone
Leah Harvey
Mohammad Amiri
Christine Ozanne
Old Lady
Grace Link
Townie #1
Hannah Dodd
Townie #2
Jack Gouldbourne
Elroy Powell
Union Jack (as Elroy 'Spoonface' Powell)
Roy Knight
Cage Match Wrestler
Brendon Burns
Ciaran Dowd
Josh Myers
Zak Knight
Gang Lieutenant
Paul Wight
Big Show
Stephen Farrelly
John Cena
John Cena
Rod Zapata
Darrell Allen
Wrestling Performer
Samantha Allen
Wrestling Performer
Samantha Alleyne
Wrestling Performer
James Atkins
Wrestling Performer
Bellevedere Ballantyne
Wrestling Performer
Lee Balls
Wrestling Performer
Nickolaus Barnes
Wrestling Performer
Sonny Branson
Wrestling Performer
Joseph Carolan
Wrestling Performer
Toby Clements
Wrestling Performer
Cassius Cupid
Wrestling Performer
Alex Decunha
Wrestling Performer
James 'JD Knight' Dunn
Wrestling Performer (as James Dunn)
Joshua Faulkner
Wrestling Performer
Jerome Fleisch
Wrestling Performer
Lucy Garland
Wrestling Performer
Rishi Ghosh
Wrestling Performer
Scott Gibson
Wrestling Performer
Gareth Harris
Wrestling Performer
Alexander Holland
Wrestling Performer
Nathan Irwin
Wrestling Performer
Jonathan Jules
Wrestling Performer
Martin Kelly
Wrestling Performer
James Kiddie
Wrestling Performer
Simon James Kippen
Wrestling Performer (as Simon Kippen)
Jon Kocel
Wrestling Performer
Andrew Kybett
Wrestling Performer
Chelsea Labadini
Wrestling Performer
Rishpal Singh Landa
Wrestling Performer
Matt Lanes
Wrestling Performer
Folakemi Lawal
Wrestling Performer
Robin Lekime
Wrestling Performer
Harry Lynch-Bowers
Wrestling Performer
Erin Marshall
Wrestling Performer
Adam Flex Maxted
Wrestling Performer (as Adam Maxted)
Barry McGiven
Wrestling Performer
Robert McLanachan
Wrestling Performer
Dave Mastiff
Wrestling Performer (as David Minton)
Feizal Mowlabocus
Wrestling Performer
Simon Musk
Wrestling Performer
Matt Newton-Walters
Wrestling Performer
James O'Hagan
Wrestling Performer
Ian O'Keefe
Wrestling Performer
Chuey Okoye
Wrestling Performer
Constantinos Panayi
Wrestling Performer
Paul Robinson
Wrestling Performer
Jordan Rolfe
Wrestling Performer
Ildar Safin
Wrestling Performer
Janine Schnaars
Wrestling Performer
Ashley Darkwood
Wrestling Performer (as Ashley Siberini)
Charlie Sterling
Wrestling Performer
Justin Sysum
Wrestling Performer
Aaron Waldrom
Wrestling Performer (as Aaron Waldron)


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 27, 2019 (United Kingdom), on May 1, 2019 (Germany) and on June 26, 2019 (France) by Lionsgate UK (United Kingdom), Mirror Releasing (United States), Universal Pictures (International and home video), Lions Gate Entertainment, United Artists Corporation, Andes Films, CinemArt, Eagle Pictures, Filmagic Entertainment, Forum Film Bulgaria, Forum Hungary, Gulf Film, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), NOS Audiovisuais, Parco Co. Ltd., Sabay MVP, Sony Pictures Releasing, Svensk Filmindustri (SF), Times Media Films, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE).

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:

IMDB: Fighting with My Family

Wikipedia: Fighting with My Family

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