Everyone loves a feel-good movie and Eddie the Eagle certainly qualifies. The story is based on the uphill quest of a self-trained, under-funded British ski-jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards and his life-long dream to be in the Olympics. Actor Taron Egerton remarkably takes on the real Eddie’s quirky speech, movements and “never say never” enthusiasm.
With Hugh Jackman playing his coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and goes on to make an improbable and historic showing as the only British ski-jumper at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
Taron Egerton … Eddie Edwards
Hugh Jackman … Coach Bronson Peary
Christopher Walken … Warren Sharp
Jo Hartley … Janette Edwards (Eddie’s mom)
Tim McInnerny … Target (Eddie’s dad)