Jill and Alison are on their way home from the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics, and a long flight is a perfect time to catch up on movies, so we thought it would be good to have another session of Movie Club with Film Buff Fran. This time, we’re talking about the 2015 film “Eddie the Eagle,” a biopic on the surprise star of the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards.

The movie stars Taron Egerton as Edwards and Hugh Jackman as the coach who helps him learn ski jumping just in time to qualify for the Olympics. Along the way, Eddie’s pluck and Olympic enthusiasm captivate the crowds in Calgary, which doesn’t please the British Olympic Association much.

How true to life is this movie? How fun is it to watch? Take a listen to hear our verdict.

Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive.


A transcript for this episode is forthcoming.

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