Based on the true story of Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, a man with a dream of competing in the 1988 Winter Olympics. He went on to become the first ever Brit to ski jump at the games. It’s a matter of fact that he didn’t come home with a medal around his neck – but he certainly bought home inspiration, pride and one heck of a story to tell!
Dexter Fletcher has told a British sports story, in an organic and fresh perspective – where taking part is what it’s all about. Fletcher has always taken a happy-go-lucky approach to his filming, and is clearly the ideal Director for this title.
Taron Egerton is an absolute delight to watch in his portrayal of Eddie. He makes a strong case for never giving up on your dreams, and his tenacity is infectious. As for Hugh Jackman as Bronson? He took a laid back boozer, and turned him into a beacon of inspiration for Eddie.
This film is a must see, it’ll make you laugh and cry all at the same time. Internal frustration and sitting on the edge of your seat are regularities for this film. By the end of the story you’ll find yourself routing not just for Eddie, but also yourself. The message of this film will leave you feeling inspired, and in control of your own destiny.
‘Eddie The Eagle’ is out in cinemas on March 28.