You ever wonder why most inspirational movies are normally either “based” on a true story or true events? Well it is because not everything in the movie is exactly like the source material. Which is what leads me to believe that Hugh Jackman’s character in Eddie the Eagle simply doesn’t exist. I’m set on the theory that Bronson Peary is a figment of Eddie’s imagination! Either that or Bronson was Eddie's conscience telling him what to do and not do when it comes to ski jumping.
While watching the movie in my first prescreening, I noticed that there was something off with Jackman’s character. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, then it hit me. In the scene where Eddie is alone in the stands gazing at the highest slope of his event(in discouragement), who happens to come in for the rescue? Bronson Peary(Jackman)!
This threw me off because about 2-3 scenes before that, Jackman was in England and Eddie was in Canada. How did Jackman’s character find the time and the money to coincidentally fly over there just before Eddie makes that huge ski jump?
The answer is simply this. He wasn't even there. When searching on Wikipedia about Bronson Peary, it only confirmed that he was just a "fictional ski coach" for Eddie. Look it up!
Now that you know this, try watching the movie with the mindset that Bronson Peary doesn't even exist, kind of like the Fight Club. Ooops I just talked about it...
Anyway, if this theory is true, then Eddie did all his preparation to make those jumps by himself.
What do you think, was Bronson even there?