Co-creator of "The Office", as well as actor, director, writer, and comedian, Stephen Merchant, stopped by "VB in the Middle" to talk to VB about his latest project directing "Fighting With My Family" . The movie is based on a true story about a British family who is very into wrestling and makes a living off of doing performances at small venues around the country all while the kids dream of making it big time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This film stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as himself. VB got the pleasure of seeing the film earlier this week in preparation for his interview with Merchant. He said it was a great movie he recommends seeing. Take a look at the trailer below:
MGM Productions is describing the film as follows: " 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."
The film is getting very high reviews on Rotten Tomatoes by critics and audiences alike. Critics give it a score of 88% positive & 93% of audiences say they want to see it.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Director Stephen Merchant about his experience directing the film and what it was like working with the cast. We covered it live on Facebook:
Stephen Merchant was a fantastic guest! We really appreciate him stopping by "VB in the Middle". Lightning herself was almost star struck, being a fan of his show "The Office"
To hear the full discussion with Stephen Merchant, Director of the new film "Fighting With My Family", out in theaters this month, take a listen right here to our podcast: