Eddie The Eagle

It is rare these days for Hollywood to produce an unashamedly sweet, uplifting film like Eddie The Eagle, but it is probably exactly what the world needs right now. Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is about British ski-jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards, played amazingly well by Taron Egerton, who embodies all of Eddie's quirks. While everyone tries to count Eddie out or stand in his way, he continues to fight for his dream of competing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics with the help of his rebellious coach, an entirely fictional character played by the suave Hugh Jackman. The film is surprisingly hilarious and the cinematography is glorious. Eddie The Eagle is almost as endearing as Cool Runnings and is a compelling family film.