73 Unfiltered Thoughts I Had Watching Netflix's Most Ridiculous Film, Eurovision Song Contest
When I first heard about Netflix's Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, I knew I was going to love it. If it was even half as ridiculous as the actual Eurovision contest — and knowing Will Ferrell, it probably would be — it would certainly be worth a watch. Well, now that the movie has premiered on Netflix, let me tell you: my predictions were correct and I absolutely loved it!
The film follows the story of Icelandic singing duo Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit Ericksdottir (Rachel McAdams), who are probably not siblings, as they realise their dream of competing in the Eurovision Song Contest. However, all of Iceland views them as a laughing stock, and it's only thanks to a freak accident that they are able to compete. Sigrit is hopelessly in love with Lars, while Lars only thinks of winning the contest and gaining his father's (Pierce Brosnan) approval. Along the way, their bond is tested by the ridiculously handsome Russian contestant Alexander Lemtov (Dan Stevens), who sees greater things in Sigrit's future that doesn't include Lars.
Of course, the movie wouldn't be complete without an epic soundtrack that includes Ferrell singing, since according to Step Brothers he has "the voice of an angel." It also has everything you'd expect from a movie about Eurovision with everything from cameos of past winners to outlandish costumes to an appearance by Graham Norton, who is a UK Eurovision mainstay. It also has a few things you might not expect, like a potential murder subplot and elves being the catalyst for a few important moments.
Now is this a perfect movie? No, as there are a few tired tropes, particularly involving Alexander's storyline. But is it a fun movie I will watch over and over again? That is a resounding yes. You can watch for yourself since Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is currently streaming on Netflix. And if my feelings weren't clear enough, set out an offering for the elves and get ready for a brain-dump of my unfiltered thoughts.