Since they were kids, Icelanders Lars and Sigrit have dreamed of winning the EuroVision Song Contest, a competition where various countries send their best musical acts to compete for fame and glory. Lars and Sigrit’s act, Fire Saga, has pretty good music, but Lars is too much of a doofus for the band to gain any traction. However, he’s so obsessed with winning that he fails to notice that Sigrit is in love with him. When they randomly luck into going to EuroVision (I won’t spoil how since that’s one of the movie’s few good jokes), they see the chance to realize their dream, but face new friction as Russia’s contestant, Alexander Lemtov, comes between them and old resentments bubble to the surface.
Director: David Dobkin
Cast: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Pierce Brosnan
Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is a surprisingly good time, anchored by great performances by Ferrell and Rachel McAdams (the film’s true MVP), and I had a lot of fun with it. It won’t blow you away in the same way that the first viewing of Anchorman or Step Brothers did, but it’s an adorable little film that is zeroed in on what makes its stars so damn appealing in the first place.
Verdict: Worth the Popcorn