Summary: “Cut from the Olympic ski team, British athlete Michael “Eddie” Edwards travels to Germany to test his skills at ski jumping. Fate leads him to Bronson Peary, a former ski jumper who now works as a snowplow driver. Impressed by Edwards’ spirit and determination, Peary agrees to train the young underdog. Despite an entire nation counting him out, Eddie’s never-say-die attitude takes him all the way to a historic and improbable showing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.”
Not really sure what to say about this one. While worth watching, this isn’t a movie that will keep you talking about it for days afterwards. And don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy it. It’s lighthearted and funny with the good message of “never give up.” I can’t place my finger on what it is that is missing from the movie, though. I guess it was what I expected it to be. Maybe it’s the fact that there wasn’t exactly a side plot, and the story felt kind of thin. I don’t know.
Some more backstory on Eddie would’ve also been nice. We get a bit of when he was a kid, growing up and dreaming of being in the olympics, but not enough that it made sense that he would do these things that were obviously SO dangerous.