david prown 120Many of us gents went thru a professional wrestling phase in ones life (and maybe some are still in it). Mine was a couple of years in high school and have nothing but fun memories.

Haven’t followed it for decades but as a theme for a movie, I was all in (just like with “The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke & Marissa Tomei“. Had no idea if it was based on a true story or not and didn’t care, just looked like fun.

Story line print consistent with previews as this British, blue collar, salt of the earth wrestling family eats, breathes and thinks wrestling 24/7 as fans and participants.

The brother and sister, who are really into it along with Mom and Dad, get a try out for the WWE and one makes it to America (for the next step to be called up to the big time).

You will like all the characters, the script and the story line but dang was it slow. Yes, the movie is only a buck 47 long, the training time (and subsequent endless drama) of the one kids in Florida seems to go on and on.

Absolutely the best part of the movie is the 1st half and the Mum and Dad are beautifully cast, 2 peas in a pod. You just want to root for this very supportive and loving couple as well as their fellow wrestling lifers.

Fun, lots of potential, too draggy.

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