Last night we hired the movie Eddie the Eagle on Apple TV and watched it as a family. The Winter Olympics are in the air and so it was an appropriate time to watch such a movie.
My wife and I had seen this movie before and knew just how good it is. In case you’re unaware of his story, Michael ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Edwards is a British man who as a boy dreamed of gong to the Olympics. However he had no particular sports gifting. He had knee issues as a child and spent time in hospital. His father thought he was wasting his time, but his mother always encouraged him in his dream.
Long story short, Eddie gets to go to the Olympics and along the way becomes a worldwide sensation, as well as a national hero in the UK. I was only a young boy when the Calgary Olympics in 1988 took place but I still distinctly recall watching and reading about the fascinating Eddie the Eagle.