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Movie Review: Eddie The Eagle (PG13)

Taron Egerton's likeability will only soar higher with this sweet dramedy.

He plays Michael "Eddie" Edwards, a spunky dreamer whose ambition to represent Britain in the Olympics is met with scepticism and hilarity.

He is clumsy, and his only Olympian quality is his never-say-die attitude.

The movie follows his quest to become the first British ski-jumper at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics with the help of alcoholic Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman).

It's a true underdog story as we see how Eddie goes from a joke to a champ.

Eddie The Eagle is filled with inspirational cliches, but due to Egerton's affability and the genuine rapport he shares with Jackman, this biopic is absolutely heartwarming and entertaining.

Rating: 3/5

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