First Match (2018)
April 20, 2019 8:28 PM - Subscribe

Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood decides that wrestling boys is the only way back to her estranged father.
posted by latkes (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This movie dwells solidly in the land of tropes, but in my humble opinion, it is filled with strong performances and makes some smart choices that, while not elevating it to a super complex film, makes it feel real and moving. It also makes a great movie to watch at the gym (part of my ongoing mission to find feminist action films to watch while using the elliptical - suggestions for others in this vein welcome.)

On Netflix.
posted by latkes at 8:34 PM on April 20, 2019

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