Our film focuses on a family where the entire crew (Dad, Mum, Son & Daughter) are incredibly passionate about wrestling. During their day to day life, all family members work together to put on wrestling shows around London, England. Soon it is announced that both the brother and sister of the family have been invited for try-outs to become the next WWE superstar potentially as one of them passes the 1st stage. The other is told to go home, meaning one other member of the family begins their journey of achieving big dreams and the desires of a lifetime while the other faces failure.
This is based on a true story about a family who loves to fight.
To get straight into it, this is a fun, feel-good film with no nudity or offensive foul language (ok- maybe a little crude talk, but still). Our film covers many heartfelt messages about family, passion, failure, confidence, going for your dream, never giving up, and I honestly could go on. I also found this film’s end message to be extremely positive, even to the point where it got to me personally after leaving the theatre (in the right way).
The family is hilarious to watch, which is mostly thanks to actor Nick Frost who plays the Family’s Father and is an Ex wrestler and ex-con. The family’s dialogue is exceptionally believable and has a heartfelt scripting.
You might notice Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) is on the film’s poster. While he plays himself in this film, many fans might be surprised to find he only appeared in this film a couple of times. Despite this, whenever he appears on screen, he is fantastic as he bumps into the young teenagers who are trying to be the next champion like him. Funnyman actor Vince Vaughan also makes a grand appearance in this film, and he too surprised me here with his character (no spoilers).
Overall, I feel this is a film that deserves more acknowledgement than it has received as it has gone somewhat under the reader. There’s lots of praise to give this film as a story, but I also found there are lots of laughs to share. See it with a friend or your family (even if they drive you crazy) and be encouraged.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden