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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:24 AM



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Taron Egerton co-stars alongside ACADEMY AWARD® Nominee Hugh Jackman* in this high-flying, feel-good story inspired by true events. Egerton plays Eddie The Eagle 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 (Jackman), the lovable underdog wins the hearts of fans around the world by making an unforgettable showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.


Ever since the success of “The Full Monty” there has been a sub genre of British films in which plucky amateurs overcome personal or social problems through some kind of eccentric act or enterprise. The structure of these films has become very formulaic. “Eddie The Eagle” follows this structure beat for beat, there are no surprises watching this film and the structure is formulaic as ever……however due to the cast and directing it all works. You know you are being manipulated, you know what’s coming next and yet you don’t mind as you are enjoying it. Just proves how a great cast and a canny director can make a film more than the sum of its parts

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:10 PM

Thanks for the tip Harry.  It will be rewarding to see Jackman in a movie that makes any sense.  His superhero movies leave me cold.

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