Last week on Tuesday I was able to attend a screening of Eddie The Eagle in one of my favorite movie theaters in NYC–AMC Empire. Although I knew I would be going to see the film, I purposely didn’t look for the trailer or read the description of the movie because I love surprises.
I’m so glad I didn’t.
Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), 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 (played by Hugh Jackman), 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. From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never-say-die attitude.
The movie was about a lot of things but mainly one person’s never-ending fight to prove that they could compete. From when Eddie was a young boy, he had all the cards against him–he had a brace on his leg, he had a father that wanted him to work in the same stable environment that he had worked in, and he had an especially hard time with his peers. Eddie just wanted one thing: to be an Olympian.
Eddie went through many, many trials and tribulations in his attempt to reach the Olympics. One thing that never ever wavered though was his unbreakable belief in himself. While everyone around him didn’t think he had a chance, Eddie always believed in himself the most. He had an unlimited supply of simply believing that he could do the impossible. It made me wonder what heights and great things I could achieve by thinking the same of myself?
Most of all Eddie the Eagle made me think of my mother. In the movie Eddie’s mom was unconditionally supportive, even when the outcome was bleak, even when she was worried and had no idea what was going to happen next–she never wavered with her support. My mom is absolutely the same way; she is a constant support with my kids and my dreams. Having someone that supports you that way in life is not only a huge boost to your confidence but it really makes you believe that you can do anything if you really want it bad enough.
Eddie the Eagle was a phenomenal movie, it was a feel-good movie and I found myself either in shock, awe or just plain excited for Eddie and his adventures. Hugh Jackman was great in his role and of course he is not bad to look at! The entire cast was perfect and although I won’t give it away Eddie The Eagle is truly a movie worth seeing! It will warm your heart and make you feel as if you too can do the impossible!
Check out the trailer below!