Eddie The Eagle

Posted on February 27, 2016

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Eddie The Eagle – From the time he was a small boy, Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) dreamed of being an Olympian. Hampered with a bad leg and terrible vision, he was the clumsiest, least graceful athlete around. But he had a dream and his mom (Jo Hartley) believed in him, so no matter how ridiculed he was “in a world that didn’t want to know him”, he kept on. Persuading former ski champ, now a drunk, Branson Peary (Hugh Jackman) to be his coach, the two of them went on to make history. It wasn’t accomplished though without a whole lot of falls.

When Peary shows off his jumping moves while slightly blitzed, you want to stand up and cheer. At least I always want to cheer anytime Jackman shows up.

Another special moment is Eddie’s record-breaking jump. You may remember the 1988 Olympics in Calgary when Eddie “The Eagle” became the darling of the media. It’s a very watchable, enjoyable, inspiring story and almost makes you believe you can fly. The two brothers (Tom and Jack Costello) who play the younger Eddies are as cute as can be. Christopher Walken has a small role.

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