Fighting With My Family. Saraya 'Paige' Bevis (Florence Pugh). Copyright: Film4.

Fighting With My Family

2019 British comedy film about a female wrestler. Stars Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Dwayne Johnson, Nick Frost, Lena Headey and Vince Vaughn.

Press Clippings

Feelgood Friday Film Club: Fighting With My Family

You don't have to like wrestling to enjoy the action (just as with Billy Elliot where you didn't have to care about ballet) but writer-director Stephen Merchant makes the staged fights tons of fun nonetheless.

Jo Berry, The List, 5th June 2020

Stephen Merchant interview

How do you find your wrestler name? Co-creator of The Office Stephen Merchant got up to speed with the protocol of the ring for his film, Fighting With My Family.

The Big Issue, 28th June 2019

Review: Fighting with My Family

Fighting With My Family has a perfect balance of comedy and emotion, and it should be no surprise that Florence Pugh excels in her role. By the end of the film even the biggest wrestle-sceptic might fancy a Royal Rumble...

Cara Blacklock, The Student Newspaper, 14th March 2019

Nick Frost interview

'I have a beautiful life at the moment'.

Tim Jonze, The Observer, 10th March 2019

Fighting With My Family wrestles top spot at box office

Stephen Merchant's knockabout comedy about a real-life WWE wannabe is the unlikely victor as Oscar winners reap rewards.

Charles Gant, The Guardian, 5th March 2019

Fighting With My Family review from Mark Kermode

Stephen Merchant has all the right moves.

Mark Kermode, The Guardian, 3rd March 2019

Fighting With My Family review

Merchant's family romance not only inspires laughs but leaves us churned up.

Evening Standard, 2nd March 2019

Fighting With My Family review

Formulaic but cheery wrestling comedy.

Tara Brady, The Irish Times, 1st March 2019

You'll be gripped by Fighting With My Family

A true story of a Norfolk lass who took on the big bad world of showbiz wrestling... and triumphed.

Brian Viner, Daily Mail, 1st March 2019

Fighting With My Family review

The film's superstar producer The Rock puts in a memorable cameo, but Simon Brew say it's two rising stars who make the biggest impact in Stephen Merchant's hugely enjoyable second feature.

Simon Brew, The Big Issue, 28th February 2019