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Have you seen the previews for the movie (based on a true events) Eddie the Eagle? We saw the previews a few times and I thought it would be a good one to see. Broxton (nor Marc) mentioned it, but it looked like one of those "feel good" movies that are nice to watch from time to time. We ended up getting an invitation to go see an advance screening and Broxton was out of school for a winter break. Of course, since it was his BIRTHDAY WEEK, I said yes and we headed out one night to go see it.
I thought it was a great story, although I will admit it was sad too. Seeing his dad not really care about his dreams at all really broke this mama's heart , but it was awesome seeing the love and undying support from HIS mama. Broxton enjoyed it as well and when we left, I asked him "What message did you get from watching this movie?" His response? "Never give up!" It made me smile and it reassured me that he did get the message. I also made it a point to tell him over and over on the way home that I have always told him not to give up and to always try his best. I will add this as a heads up. It looks to be a great family movie with a good message, but you do need to remember that is is PG-13. I was pretty uncomfortable when Hugh Jackman was having a conversation about making love. Yes, it could have been much worse, but luckily my 6 year old did not mention it during the movie and he has not brought it up since we saw it. Other than that, LOVED it.
EDDIE THE EAGLE (20th Century Fox)
Run Time: 105 Minutes
Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman),Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Eddie the Eagle is produced by the team behind Kingsman: The Secret Service and stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude.
I am excited to let my followers local to ATLANTA know something pretty cool:
20th Century Fox just announced that they will be hosting a special sneak preview of EDDIE THE EAGLE at in select theatres across the country. Good news for Atlanta… Regal Atlantic Station and AMC Parkway Pointe have been chosen! Guests can purchase tickets here:www.foxmovies.com/movies/