The story of Eddie the Eagle walks a very fine line. As Great Britain’s first competitor in Olympic Ski Jumping, he was pretty much a joke who got in on a technicality, and his media success was as much to do with laughing at him as it was about admiring his pluck.
Adelaide real estate agent Frank Mollard (Anthony LaPaglia) isn’t doing well. He’s divorced from his actress wife, estranged from his son, drifting aimlessly through his job and now his mum’s on the phone telling him she’s not happy.
Trying to build a sequel around one half of a successful double-act is tricky work (just ask Speed 2: Cruise Control). As a sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, The Huntsman: Winter’s War just about makes it work. With Kristen Stewart’s Snow White gone, the focus is on Liam Hemsworth’s Huntsman.
When billionaire business mogul Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) is sentenced to six months (in a very cushy) prison for insider trading, her harried assistant and single mother Claire (Kristen Bell) is finally free… until six months later, when Michelle shows up on her door with nowhere else to go.
It’s been 14 years since My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and not much has changed: Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos who again wrote the script) now works in the family restaurant, lives on the same street as her family and dotes on her 17-year-old daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris).
Rock icon Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is mutely relaxing on a sunny coastal retreat with her boyfriend Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) after throat surgery when their lazing around is harshly interrupted by the arrival of her high energy ex Harry (Ralph Fiennes) and a young lady who he claims is his daughter Penelope (Dakota Fanning).