EDDIE THE EAGLE (2016)
A film by Dexter Fletcher
Cast: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello
It is base on the true story of Eddie Edwards the underdog ski jumper from England who charmed and even melted hearts in the 1988 Olympics.
Here is the thing Eddie wants to go tho the Olympics once he finds out that he wants to become a ski jumper, he puts his mind to it and goes to training. The thing is that Eddie was told that he is not an athlete. Not just because he was incredibly awkward, but because of a physical condition that gave him weak knees. First you do not tell him that because now he wants to do it more then ever even his mother encourage him to go to the Olympics but his father disapprove. Even the British committee did not want him to go so they told him in order to qualify he has to jump 61 ft. So Eddie travels to Germany where the best skiers train. It’s there that he meets Bronson Peary (Jackman); a former ski jumping champion turned drunken groundskeeper. So you know how the story is going to go. At one point you are going to say does those people is going to understand that no matter what they tell Eddie he is going to do it. He will put his mind to it and do it not only that he will achieve it. The relationship is rocky with Bronson at first but something is rubbing Bronson that he begin to even like the kid, and yes there is a life lesson in there somewhere. “I love ski jumping, almost as much as I love proving people wrong”, Eddie says. Eddie faces the ridicule from the other skier as well as the public to him it does not matter as long as he does what he loves ski jumping that is.The real-life Eddie Edwards has said the film is only about 10% accurate and the rest is made-up. In the film, Eddie trains in Garmisch (aka Garmisch-Partenkirchen), Germany, but in reality he learned how to ski jump in Lake Placid in the USA. The other thing that the film is playing out like a fairy tale and his very entertaining.