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Entertaining and lavish – though you may have to skip through some bits to maintain engagement.
Everyone and everything in this romance is beautiful and accomplished. So why doesn’t the sum of these parts work?
How satisfying to be in the hands of a writer/director who knows exactly what they’re doing – and to watch a stellar cast appreciating the hell out of that.
A biting, meticulous flavour, new and strange to the palette.
Kinda, sorta, simply Apocalypse Now-In-Space.
Helluva spectacle, wrapped around a standard rock biopic.
The true story of WWE superstar Paige is inspirational in itself, but the real pleasure of Fighting With My Family is how rounded the secondary (and even tertiary?) characters turn out to be.
Emotionally raw and stylishly shot, with beguiling choices of filmmaking and storytelling. A cast of outstanding actors, all giving interesting, surprising performances.
Sweeter and more charming than it perhaps promises.
For a film which manages a difficult setup with elegance and nuance, the resolution feels simple, and confusingly so.