Based on a true story, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues. When Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their wildest dreams into a dazzling future. However, brother and sister quickly discover that to become superstars, both their talent and their relationship will be put to the test. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a heartwarming and smart comedy that proves everything is worth fighting for when it comes to family.
A few things are true about Fighting With My Family. It hits many of the familiar story beats that you’d expect from a biopic like this, but it also is incredibly heartfelt. The film operates with a bit of a carefree attitude, but silently stakes are built up and you don’t even realize it. I found myself quickly wrapped up in the story and caring about the characters. Where the film succeeds is behind the loveable family it presents. Fighting with My Family really isn’t doing anything groundbreaking or different, but sure is a lot of fun.