Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Music


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When aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity to represent their country at the world's biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.


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5 July 2020 | Chris-742
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| The best Eurovision event this year.
..and probably would have been even if they had had a real show this year. For me that has watched the eurovision since I was small this was an emotional roller coaster ride. The movie is not a comedy as such, even if there are more than a handful of laughs and giggles. It is more of a feelgood drama with comedic and goofy undertones. In fact I think a lot of the movie manages to hit the goofy tone of much of the Eurovision. It parodies a lot pf Eurovision song contest, which is probably lost on a casual or someone who never watched the ESC show. Payback to the americans when we had to watch otherwise good movies against backdrops of hard to enjoy or understand stuff like american football, basketball or (snore) baseball. But as well as goofiness, there are also deeply romantic and sad parts. The music, for the most part, is excellent, better than the average ESC fare. Good efforts from Will, Rachel and Pierce Brosnan who is great as the stern and sane father. Bad is a stretch in the middle of the movie and any mention of p----. Why is that even there? Ohh, and this movie makes me want to go to Iceland right now. Was there for 4 days last year and it was great, beautiful country despite having few trees and friendly people. Ps2. There was a phone voting in my country for the ESC contestants despite there not being a big contest, and Iceland won. Iceland for the win!

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Trivia

Lars running in a hamster wheel during their act in the Semi Final is a homage to the Ukranian entry in 2014 - a song called Tick Tock, sung by Mariya Yaremchuk (which came fifth). Props, staging, costumes and dancing are as big a part of Eurovision entries as the songs themselves. The hamster wheel was also featured in the notorious "interval act" in 2016 when the contest was hosted in Stockholm, Sweden. The hosts, comedian Petra Mede and previous winner Mans Zelmerlow, sang a song called "Love, Love, Peace Peace", celebrating many famous props, costumes and tropes featured in entries over the years.


Quotes

Lars Erickssong: Hey, Americans! Are you having a good time in Iceland?
Bill, Brittny, Jenn, Jeff: Yeah!
Lars Erickssong: Well, we hate that you're here.
Lars Erickssong: So why don't you go back home, all right? Don't you have some traffic to sit in with your monster trucks and your chili corn dogs?
Sigrit Ericksdottir: Okay, Lars.
Lars Erickssong: Why, I have some ...


Goofs

There is no announcing of the jury points in the live telecast of the Semi-Final. Instead, the 10 countries that proceed to the final are announced in a random order. The points are cast as seen on the film only in the Grand-Final.


Crazy Credits

In the final credits, the name of the actors are shown with the flag of the country where they have their nationality.


Soundtracks

Svefn-G-Englar
Written by
Sigur Rós (as Sigur Ros)
Performed by Sigur Rós (as Sigur Ros)
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.

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Comedy | Music

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