Eddie the Eagle
For Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton) the Olympic dream hatched at an early age and he is willing to try any sport to reach that goal, even if it kills him. Ski jumping might seem like his weapon of choice. The true story of Britain’s “Eddie the Eagle” gives this film flight as it represents the dogged ski jumper’s rise to the 1988 Winter Olympics.
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ClearPlay removes some mild language and religious exclamations. There are no sexual scenes in the film, but a few innuendos and some suggestive dialogue gets filtered out, as well as a hot tub scene with male upper bodies and limbs exposed.
Does the Eagle land, or plummet to the ground?…
Eddie has a stick-to-itiveness that not many possess, and shows how hard work and gumption can take one to new heights. Along with messages of following dreams, never giving up, believing in your abilities even when others don’t, the film reveals that not all winners are, well… the winners. “Eddie the Eagle” lands as a feel-good quality film.
Trudy Bockoven, ClearPlay Armchair Olympian
Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking; 106 mins; Directed by Dexter Fletcher