Taron Egerton plays an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who, with the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Hugh Jackman), 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. (PG-13 – 105 minutes)
“Eddie the Eagle” is the epitome of inspirational cinema. The new biographical sports dramedy is the best movie of the year so far and a strong contender for one of the best movies of 2016 period. The urge to stand up and cheer is overwhelming as is the tendency to draw comparisons to your own obstacles that will suddenly seem surmountable if only to prove people wrong. Actor Taron Egerton seamlessly disappears into the title character while director Dexter Fletcher brings ski-jumping to very vivid life on the big screen. Never before have I experienced such an explosion of emotions than while watching this gold medal worthy motion picture.