Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
June Diane Raphael
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
Dwayne Johnson was filming Fast & Furious 6 (2013) in the UK when he discovered the 2012 Channel 4 documentary "The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family" on TV in his hotel room about a crazy English family of wrestlers. The 'underdog' aspect of it instantly appealed to him, prompting him to contact British writer Stephen Merchant about developing the story into a feature-length biopic. Writer-director Merchant, who also plays Hugh in the film, is actually 2" taller than 'The Rock' with whom he'd earlier co-starred in Tooth Fairy (2010). See more »
During Paige's WWE Championship match, at the 1 hour 39 minute mark, an audience member is shown with an Apple Watch. Apple Watches were not debuted until 1 year later to that date. See more »
[the Rock escorts Raya out of the skybox]
Good luck tomorrow, Paige.
Yeah, um, thanks for picking me.
Nah, I didn't pick you. I just work here.
[the Rock looks at Hutch, who is on his phone]
You know him?
Yeah. Yeah, I know that guy. We once had a crazy match where he threw himself off the top of a 30-foot steel cage just to make me look good.
I'll see you later, Sex Tape.
[Hutch waves back]
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The scenes over the end credits come from the 2012 UK Channel 4 documentary 'The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family'. This is supposedly the documentary The Rock saw that got him interested in producing a film about Paige's story. See more »
In order to obtain a PG-13 rating in the US, some swearing was edited out of the film. The Blu-ray included an R-rated 'director's cut' which restores the edits. See more »
I stopped watching WWF about 10 years or so ago, around the time the Rock and others were leaving...but I STILL loved this movie.
Fun coming of age story with a great amount of laughter, drama, and of course wrestling. Well paced with decent writing and all the actors do well in their roles. For wrestling fans and non fans alike. There's something for everyone to like.
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