I got a chance to see a pre-screening of Eddie the Eagle this past Wednesday and, of course, I jumped on it because .. Hugh Jackman and that kid from Kingsman.
This is one of those really uplifting stories that you will want to add to your video library. Eddie is one of the most determined individuals you will ever come across and depending on your mood, some scenes are quite emotional. Damn allergies. Other scenes will make you laugh and you'll come out feeling like "If he can do that, I better get off my ass and do something with my life." Especially since I love proving people wrong too. I will probably drag my daughter to see it later this month.
SYNOPSIS: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story
about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous
British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an
entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and
charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the
establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by
making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter
Olympics. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle
stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die
CAST: Taron Egerton, Christopher Walken, Hugh Jackman
RATED: Not Yet Rated