Movie Review – Eddie the Eagle (2016)

MOST INSPIRING MOVIE FOR NERDS AWARD

It’s not easy to be a nerd. People see your glasses and assume you are a loser. Eddie, who despite all sorts of health problems, dreamed of becoming an Olympian, achieves his dream with the help of a hard drinking alcoholic ski jumper coach played by Hugh Jackman.

Too bad it came out in February because IMO, it is Oscar worthy.

Bookshelf Battle

Sniff sniff.

Oh God.  They finally made a movie about my life.

I mean, I’m not British and I wouldn’t set foot near a ski jump if you paid me but still…I am a nerd who knows the harsh oppression that nerds face when they seek to make their dreams come true.

SPOILERS!

BQB here with a review of Eddie the Eagle.

Michael “Eddie” Edwards had one dream growing up – to become an Olympian.

That’s a lofty goal for anyone but especially for him.  He was in a leg brace for most of his early childhood and even had to stay at a hospital for a year.

As a youngster, he tries his hand at every sport only to fail miserably and end up with a box full of broken glasses.

Miraculously, he does make it onto the British downhill ski team only to be cut.  Eddie is poor…

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