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EUROVISION SONG CONTEST – THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA (2020): The Things I Liked…

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST-  The Story Of Fire Saga (2020), Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Netflix
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST- The Story Of Fire Saga (2020), Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Netflix

Director David Dobkin’s comedy/music film, Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga is quite the pleasant surprise.

I’m certainly not saying that the story about two aspiring Icelandic musicians trying to get into the world’s biggest song contest is perfect, because I did struggle to stay engaged just over a third into it. However, I think the film captures well the essence of Eurovision. From the amusement the contest offers it’s audiences – thanks to the various characters who take part; to the sense of togetherness it inspires plus the catchy, moving and often fun music featured.

I found myself more impressed with the film’s music than I expected to be. Whether it was the upbeat musical score, or the songs performed by the competitors; I think everyone who enjoys a good catchy and or moving song will have fun. And the ‘song-along‘ is a key highlight. As is the all-important final number sang by Rachel McAdams’s character towards the end.

On the subject of the Icelandic accents of Pierce Brosnan, Will Ferrell and McAdams, I think they did a good job. Plus, I have no complaints about any of the acting. I was happy to be moved and amused. The latter in particular whenever Iceland’s hopes of winning were the subject matter.

My favourite line in the whole film is probably: ‘And I could argue that this town is near death.’

There’s also Dan Stevens’s Russian character who had my attention every time he was on screen.

Watch Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga if you’re curious.

Happy Film Loving

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EUROVISION SONG CONTEST – THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA (2020): New Trailer Starring Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Pierce Brosnan…

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST - The Story Of Fire Saga (2020), Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Netflix
Eurovision Song Contest– The Story Of Fire Saga (2020), Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga (2020).


Eurovision Song Contest – The Story Of Fire Saga is a new comedy about aspiring musicians Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams).

The pair have been chosen to represent their country, Iceland at the world’s biggest song competition, the Eurovision Song Contest.

David Dobkin directs; with additional key cast including Dan Stevens, Pierce Brosnan, Natasia Demetriou, Demi Lovato…

For those who really appreciate the Eurovision Song Contest, perhaps this movie will be a nice consolation prize since Covid 19 resulted in 2020’s contest being cancelled.

I’m certainly happy to see my favourite talk show host, Graham Norton in this trailer. Especially since one of the biggest highlights of the show, in the UK at least is the hosts’s commentary and Norton’s wit is super, in case you didn’t know.

I’m in for what’s hopefully plenty of amusement. I mean, I’ve already replayed what happens at 1:28 at least four times. Lastly, isn’t it strange how Ferrell and McAdams’s voices make it seem as though the sound was dubbed? Perhaps it’s just good accent work?

Jamie Demetriou, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson and Tómas Lemarquis also star.

Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga Release Dates: June 26th, 2020 (US & UK) / Netflix…

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