This film is a must-see; it is a fabulous feel good film, and unlike feel good films this has nothing to do with finding love. This film can appeal to everyone because it is about accepting who you are as a person and not allowing the limitations placed upon you by others to hold you back from wanting to achieve your dreams.
And what takes this film to the next level in terms of being inspirational is that it is based on a true story. While some elements in the film are fictional, the achievements of Eddie the Eagle are not. This film is a love letter written to honour his dreams and continue to inspire others to follow in his footsteps, though not necessarily in terms of taking up ski jumping. I saw this film, and I immediately questioned myself for letting my own doubt hold me back from my writing.
I could go on about how perfect the casting was, how well shot the film was and how well the real life footage was incorporated, but there’s no point really, because while the film in its entirety is brilliant, none of that can outshine the truth behind the message of the film.
Follow your dreams and don’t let others, or yourself, hold you back or belittle you because you have dared to want something that has meaning to you.
What more could really be said?