Pure comedy movies rarely fare well, and they have even less of a chance when they're toting the dreaded R-rating. If the producers chose the name of this film because they thought it might come in third on its opening weekend, they probably set their hopes too high.
"You're forgetting what the Olympics are all about: giving out medals of beautiful gold, so-so silver, and shameful bronze."
-The Simpsons, The Old Man and the "C" Student
I want to get away! I want to fllyyyyyy away (Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!).
Sugar Ray was clearly writing their 90s magnum opus about Eddie the Eagle, the '88 Olympian ski jumper who touched a lot of hearts and broke a lot of silly records. Can the studio behind Kick-Ass 2 and the stars of Kingsman: The Secret Service and X-Men Origins: Wolverine bring Eddie's inspiring story to life? Snooty and Goon dig in to find out!
Soaring, or crashing and burning? I think you can tell right away which one this movie does.