Well if it were a tv show, it would have Whitney Cummings in it, but if it's a movie, chances are it has Will Ferrell as the "star".
Netflix released the 2+ hour Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and it was a dud.....and from the preview, I knew it would be. Yet, this non-traditional movie thing has clearly limited options.
When I first saw the preview, my initial reaction was: "oh, poor Rachel McAdams".
I mean, she was great in the Time Traveler's Wife and Spotlight. And like the movie or not, she killed Regina George in Mean Girls. She's better than this. I mean, even Squeaky Fromme is better than this. She fares better than Farrell in this movie, but so does any background extra...........and Squeaky Fromme.
One of the many problems is: it's all been done before.
You could call this Pitch Perfect meets King Ralph meets Blades of Glory meets Purple Rain. There might be spoilers here.........so look away if you must.
Underdog singing group (Pitch Perfect) lucks into performing in Eurovision when all other Icelandic contestants die in freak accident (oh yes, this takes place in Iceland!) (King Ralph), gets in Eurovision with disastrous results (Blades of Glory) only to find it's heart and use a song written by another band member to win the crowd, if not the contest (Purple Rain).
One of the other problems: not one laugh. Not even a smile or a smirk. In two hours. Maybe a raised eyebrow at
Matthew Crowley Dan Stevens playing a gay / not gay Russian singer.
Ferrell has no one but himself to blame, of course. He co-wrote, produced and starred in it. Like almost every character he's ever played, he is a clueless rube striving for some unobtainable goal. I guess it kind of worked once in Anchorman.......so he just ran with it. In. Every. Single. Movie. He. Has. Done. Since.
And in Ferrell fashion, has to take his shirt off in it at as well. I think he thinks that will garner laughs like when he was on SNL. It does not.
Like SNL, when there is a bad sketch and seems to go on forever? Well now they made it longer and into a movie.
Poor 710 gave up about 25 minutes in and just read the rest of the time. But it still counts as seeing a movie.
2020 Movie Count / Goal: 07 of 18
Song by: Fleetwood Mac