Hugh Jackman doubles the fun in a sweet, funny family movie
As Olympic dreams go, this one was as inspiring as it was insane.
With an almost lethal level of inexperience, Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Kingsman‘s Taron Egerton) dared to enter the ’88 Calgary Games as a ski jumper and –dramatic pause – he lived!
Oh, Eddie may not sound like the breathless sports film of the late winter, with its milk-drinking protagonist and decided lack of edge.
But Egerton is so gosh-darn sweet as the skier, and Hugh Jackman makes such a swell jerk as his trainer, Bronson Peary, that you’ll take the ride with them anywhere, even to the top of a 90-meter ski jump (that’s 30 stories, by the way).
Eddie the Eagle is in theaters now.