Wrapping audiences up in its warm blanket of nostalgic, underdog perseverance – EDDIE THE EAGLE is a fluffy, friendly, feel-good flick for the entire family! A simple, positivity-driven, light-hearted sports anthem delight… In addition to its wonderfully captured, rock steady, late 80’s roots – both Jackman and Egerton shine with crowd-pleasing chemistry and goofily charming charisma. As it happens in many sports films, this is all a tad formulaic and it does contain its fair share of easy-to-see-coming, bunny slope predictability – this is all a breeze to overlook, however, when you’re having this much fun. Inspirationally entertaining to its core, EDDIE THE EAGLE is a movie that truly soars!
Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Jo Hartley and Tim McInnerny
Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
Running time: 1hr. 45min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards, 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, 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.
Watch the Trailer: www.foxmovies.com/movies/eddie-the-eagle