Eddie the Eagle
Forever endearing himself to the British public, Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards becomes the first Englishman to compete in the Winter Olympics ski jump, relying on valor to make up for his lack of experience and bad eyesight.
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- Dexter Fletcher
- DVD and Blu-ray
PG-13Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good biopic set in the 1980s about the unlikeliest of Olympians, England's Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton), who dreamed of representing his country at the Olympics all his life and stopped at nothing to achieve that goal. While more is suggested than shown, there are some innuendos and sexual references, and a pub owner propositions Eddie. In one scene, a group of naked ski jumpers takes a sauna together; their bare chests and legs are visible. Language isn't frequent but includes occasional use of "s--t," "arse," "bloody," "ass," and the like; there are also a couple of scenes in which athletes get injured and/or are hospitalized. Adults smoke and drink in pubs (one drinks so often that the movie seems to suggest he's an alcoholic). Ultimately the story is an inspiring one of determination, courage in the face of overwhelming odds, discipline, and the spirit of the Olympics.
- Sexual Content
- More is suggested than shown: Bronson encourages Eddie to think of his ski jumping as lovemaking, with an emphasis on making the same noise during his "release." A ski jumper makes a joke about how many women he can have. A pub owner propositions Eddie, who doesn't seem comfortable with her advances. In one scene, the Norwegian ski jump team is all naked and taking a sauna together; their bare chests and legs are visible. The lead ski jumper makes a joke that if he couldn't jump, he'd spend all his time having sex.
- Some ski jumpers get injured during training and at the Olympics. Eddie winds up in the hospital after breaking some bones.
- Occasional use of words including "s--t," "git," "sod," "arse," "bloody," etc.
- Social Behavior
- Positive messages about how to reach your goals, making dreams come true through hard work and determination, and not allowing naysayers to get you down. Also shows how competitors help one another get better in their sport.
- Burton, Fischer ski equipment.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Lots of drinking, particularly at pubs but also at home. Eddie refrains but is encouraged to do shots the night before the Olympics opening ceremony. Cigarette smoking. Bronson is a borderline alcoholic.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it