When I go to see a movie, I like to be entertained and I like to be inspired.
Last night, I got to watch one of those movies: Eddie the Eagle. Its based on a true story of the unlikely pursuit of British, Eddie Edwards achieving his dream to compete in the Olympics.
Although he might not have into a stereotyped look at what an Olympic athlete looks like, Eddie had an extraordinary determination to be an Olympian. He had this desire ever since he was a young child and all the different sports he intended to excel at, just never seemed he was quite good enough —- until he stumbled on an unexpected idea, being a ski jumper.
Giving his all and being trained by a former American ski jumper, Eddie surprisingly, after only one year’s time, qualified for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
I really liked this movie and with the exception of a few inappropriate references, is one the whole family could enjoy and benefit from.