Many words come to mind when I think about Eddie The Eagle but one stands out the most: determination. This film chronicles the story of Michael "Eddie The Eagle" Edwards and his insatiable appetite for success. He overcomes obstacle after obstacle, including his father's disapproval, as well as the British Olympic Committee. I think it's the perfect film to come out at this time early in the year when New Year resolutions are starting to be broken, as it will renew your determination and drive to succeed.
Eddie was determined to reach his dream despite any doubters or roadblocks in his way. Nothing was going to prevent him from achieving his goal. His life story can set an example for others to complete what they started and to always strive for what they want in life, no matter how ridiculous or impossible it seems.
If I had to sum up the message of this film in one sentence it would be this: don't let anything or anyone stand in the way of your destiny. Reach for your dreams in life, even if you have to go at it alone. Based on a true story, Eddie The Eagle is a testament to that message and the idea that belief in oneself is all you really need to succeed. Check out the trailer below and catch Eddie The Eagle in theaters on February 26th!