“Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”, directed by David Dobkin

Movie, 2020

Parody and rags to riches story of Icelandic Eurovision entry and the emerging relationship between the two members of the band. While some of the set ups and jokes are funny, there is a fundamental issue at the heart of this film – namely that it’s difficult to parody something which already expertly self-parodies. At times, the film either feels a little too knowing (cameos from numerous people involved in the real competition), or it includes songs and performances which drag on and don’t feel too different from the contest itself. Still, this is an entertaining piece, and one which would probably work better for an audience unfamiliar with the real event.

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