Overrated and overhyped
This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable
Great Movie that showed the struggles of a teen trying to be accepted in her environment. I love how this movie not only shows this but also ties it in metaphorically with what she is wrestling with, and shows the battles she has to endure to overcome her biggest challenge. Elvire Emanuelle did an Amazing job Portraying that character. Great Cast and Film!
Let me start by saying the wrestling and fighting scenes... Horrible. They should've done better at choreographing the scenes but I use to compete so probably over critical about them. Now that that is out the way, this movie really touched me. It wasn't about wrestling or fighting but about life choices. The characters grow on you just like the movie. At first it seemed to be to fast and scattered but finally finds a better rhythm, displaying the girls love for a father who is lost. I definitely recommend watching
The acting all around was terrific. Made this a very believable story. I followed my son in HS wrestling.
Went in with low expectations, came out a huge fan. Newman tells a story that should resonate with anyone who sees it, and I've been recommending First Match to everyone I know.