Via The New York Times — “The Main Event” is a light comedy that takes the joys of a real WWE match — the escapism, the performance — and gives them a kid-centric spin. Karas balances the movie’s clowning with a human story, while showing empathy for childhood growing pains. Although a subplot concerning Leo’s sulky father (Adam Pally) ends up undercooked, it’s of little concern. The kids are who matter most here, and the rapport among Leo’s group of friends sparkles with sly energy.
In Jay Karas’s silly Netflix comedy, an 11-year-old pipsqueak finds a mask that lets him wrestle in the big leagues.
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