Friday, February 26, 2016
Eddie the Eagle
My View: Eddie the Eagle (2016) PG-13 Eddie the Eagle (2016) PG-13 Eddie (Taron Egerton) has always wanted to compete in the Olympics, and he discovers there hasn’t been a British Ski jumper since the 1920’s. So, if Eddie can just figure out how to jump, he can compete for his country and achieve his dream though, he needs help learning how to jump. Can he persuade Bronson (Hugh Jackman), a former US ski jumper to coach him? I loved this feel-good film. It’s not at all what I expected, and I credit Egerton for giving such a warm and funny portrayal of a man who was fearless and wouldn’t quit no matter what the odds. Jackman is perfect for the washed-up former ski jumper who doesn’t like to be reminded of his past. Egerton and Jackman have superb chemistry which is important as much of the dialogue in this film is between just the two of them. Go see this film and root for Eddie! My Rating: Full Price Eddie the Eagle Website
Weird Credits: From the credits of Eddie the Eagle: Special Effects Teeth
Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You (Repeated from June 2015. That’s how long it has taken for this film to premiere): The Bronze (2015) R A foul-mouthed former gymnast (Melissa Rauch) has made a living on the fact that she won an Olympic bronze medal. Now she is asked to put her ego aside and help mentor a new up-and-coming star. I love Melissa Rauch and am looking forward to seeing what director Bryan Buckley can do with this material. Buckley has directed some of the best commercials of the past ten years. The Bronze Website
Until Next Time!