Fighting with My Family (2019) (mini-review++)

fig2(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 7

directing 8

effects 7

editing 7

writing 8


4 out of 5 🐙


“Bollocks to the Rock!” No, just kidding. Everyone loves The Rock. Even, every character in the movie. He is a national treasure, after all. He IS screen charisma. Nick Frost is, as always, a captivating comic screen presence. Lena Headey looks weird as a punk rock mom but it’s cool to see her play a babyface role after being one of television’s all-time heels in Cersei Lannister. Stephen Merchant is also my most favorite ubernerd in cinema today. He’s also got that comic screen presence that you can’t really teach. And it’s not about how he looks. It’s energy.  I haven’t seen much of Florence Pugh before this month. I saw Little Women a few weeks ago and this is only the 2nd time I’ve seen her in a film. I get the hype now. Respect. And the best part of this feel-good romp is that it’s a true story! Go on. Get into the ring. Also, the family dog gets two close-ups which rocks.







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)


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