BELIEVE IN YOURSELF ~ NO MATTER WHAT!!! Even if you’re too small and uncoordinated to do much of anything…REACH FOR THE STARS and go from being an okay skier to a SKI JUMPING CHAMPION…and don’t let anyone, including your own family STOP YOU…THIS IS EDDIE THE EAGLE!

Even though from the looks of him, your wouldn’t guess OLYMPIC CHAMPION OF ANY SORT, Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton) decided early on that some how, some way, he would make it to the Olympics someday.

Settling in on perfecting his craft as a skier, Eddie is sidetracked when he doesn’t make the British Olympic team at skiing. With his dream fading fast, Eddie regroups and decides to take on the most torturous Winter Olympics sport ~ SKI JUMPING ~ as England hasn’t had a champion in this sport for quite some time ~ so WHY NOT ~ as apparently his determination and perseverance are overcoming his GOD GIVEN GOOD SENSE…

When Eddie’s path crosses that of past Ski Jumping Talent Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman), it seems that if Eddie can convince this burly and hard-headed past Champion to help him in HIS QUEST to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics, all of his hopes and dreams might just come to fruition yet…

I give EDDIE THE EAGLE a rating between: MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN and WAIT AND CATCH IT ON DVD ~ Awe inspiring and family friendly ~ EDDIE THE EAGLE is a feel good movie that will entice even the youngest viewer to “REACH FOR THE STARS” as you follow Eddie Edwards on his QUEST for GREATNESS. Edgerton is very entertaining as Edwards ~ this casting was DEAD ON in character and looks too…and seeing Jackman play the quite ruff around the edges, but charming none-the-less COACH too, reminded me of why I so enjoy watching this man in action. Be prepared to feel the pain and agony of Eddie’s quest all along the way, but you will find too, that viewing this REAL LIFE STORY and watching it unfold, will touch even the coldest of cynics when it comes to FEEL GOOD FILMS, as EDDIE THE EAGLE will make you want to challenge yourself in life’s little journey, when you get done viewing this film too J

Kathy Kaiser

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