Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle

DVD - 2016
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"The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda

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MAXWHELAN
Jul 07, 2017

Sweet and uplifting! Great "Special Features" - not to be missed! Wonderful to know that a man like this exists in the world!

A fun family movie. Quite uplifting and entertaining. It's a good tale of stubborn determination to follow one's dreams. Placing last is fine. It's more important to try your best and enjoy the moment for they may never come again.

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dupree905
Feb 05, 2017

Enjoyable film that is uplifting and has the cliché moments intact. Worth a watch.

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mckeett
Feb 03, 2017

Fun movie but not as funny as "Cool Runnings" about the Jamaican bobsled team. Not one of Hugh Jackman's best efforts, but Eddie the eagle himself did well.

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Jane_Sm
Jan 24, 2017

Great fun! Very pleasantly surprised by funny scenes, great script-writing, wonderful acting. Also enjoyed the special features, with remarks by present-day Eddie Edwards.

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soundspace
Jan 15, 2017

Funny, uplifting film. Very light, good message. Glad I gave this film a shot. :)

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dennismardi
Dec 28, 2016

Gave up after the first 10 minutes. Boring.

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readyrisa
Dec 26, 2016

Wonderful, inspiring movie based on a true story. Awespme performances !!!!

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Mitzi352
Dec 05, 2016

Wonderful movie. Funny, feel good and a fabulous grand finale.

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ba_library
Nov 23, 2016

Very sweet, inspiring, funny, feel good film that has a hero who is a regular guy. I remember watching Eddie the Eagle during the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics - he turned out to be quite the media sensation! As a child, Eddie dreamed of being an Olympic athlete - the early scenes from his childhood are hilarious, like the box where he keeps all of his broken glasses from his backyard Olympic training. I think, like most people, I was wondering, why the ski jump? Always looks quite terrifying, and the film does a good job with the ski jumps. I thought it did a good job with Eddie too, it would be easy to make him a joke or make fun of him, but he was a person with a dream and motivation (perhaps not quite the talent) to be a winner. He had few believers in him - his Mom and the man who became his coach (played by Hugh Jackman) and eventually the public. The British had not had an Olympic ski jumper since 1929. Eddie jumped for the Brits, he did not win any medals but he made a historic appearance. Great film for the whole family, no swearing, no sex, no violence - except for the ski jump crashes! Hugh plays a guy with a drinking problem, but even he seems to shape up by the end. Good fun!

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