Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA

Review: Lars and Sigrit are given an opportunity to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition. It is now their chance to prove that any dream is worth having and worth fighting for.
Director: David Dobkin
Actors: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Mikael Persbrandt, Pierce Brosnan, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Melissanthi Mahut, Joi Johannsson, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, Demi Lovato, Graham Norton, Jamie Demetriou, Jon Kortajarena, Elina Alminas and Alfrun Rose
Year: 2020
Genre: Comedy
Conclusion: 3/5
I loved this film and felt that it got the humour just right without it being total cheese. It was Will Ferrell that came up with the idea of doing a Eurovision film and he began his interest in it when his Swedish wife Viveca Paulin took him to her cousin’s house in May 1999 and the family turned the competition on. For Will Ferrell to prepare for the film he attended the 2018 The Eurovision Song Contest (2018) in Lisbon, Portugal as part of the Swedish delegation and was given access to follow the show from start to finish, including the rehearsals. One thing I also enjoyed was Dan Stevens’ performance. Every-time he came onto the stage he lit the screen up and when he wasn’t on screen, I felt like I really missed him and I couldn’t wait until he was back on. I loved seeing Pierce Brosnan but I didn’t find it convincing that he played Will Ferrell’s father especially as Brosnan is only 13 years older than Ferrell. Rachel McAdams gave a remarkable performance and she made her role look so convincing. Will Ferrell was good but also felt that it would have been best if another actor took on that role instead of him and he just concentrated on just writing the script. An interesting fact from IMDb is when Alexander Lemtov played by Dan Stevens says null points for UK because everyone hates them – this is harsh but fair. UK has won 5 times in the past but not since 1997. Brits laugh about it but deep down it hurts.

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