Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
/10 86K votes
Language: English | Icelandic
Release date: June 26, 2020
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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I'm an American who's been living in Europe for 15 years and had never heard of Eurovision before moving here. I now watch it each year and think it's hilariously kitschy, spectacular, and, every now and then, there's even a great song. This film brilliantly captures all of those elements of Eurovision in a film that's both extremely funny and moving. The song "Husavik" is genuinely great and there are some other fabulous musical moments as well, such as the "songalong". I suspect that most of the bad ratings come from Americans who've never seen Eurovision before and probably haven't ever been to the Nordic countries, so don't have a sense of what's funny about the characterizations of both. I don't say that with arrogance - I also didn't know before I moved here! In any case, I hope Americans will give this gem of a film a chance. It was clearly made with love and Will Ferrell took a risk making a film about a country he must have known most Americans have no interest in. Probably the most fun I've had watching a film this year, and I watch a lot. . .
Fmovies: I ignored the reviews online but my Missus wasn't so sure (as clearly had). Pleased to have watched this in a year so far that has hardly brought much laughter on the film front, plus given Eurovision was cancelled this year!
Don't worry about the plot too much, and leave your negativities at the door, this is a laugh a minute along with some good acting from McAdams and Ferrell not always stealing the limelight with normal roles.
Great humour and very entertaining! Pure Eurovision (ignore its in Edinburgh and the hosts aren't, plus Pierce Brosnans welsh...sorry, Icelandic accent)
Admit I'm not a Will Ferrell fan at all, his movies are all about him, but in this movie, Rachel Adams and Dan Stevens are a revelation of singing and comic talent. SO many great faces from the Eurovision Song Contest as well as cast members from the Witcher, The Norsemen etc. I realised by the time of the Eurovision party singalong that I was laughing out loud. The costumes, the dancing, are all insanely inspired. And as an Edinburgh native, thank you for filming here in Edinburgh! As I frequently direct Americans to the nearest Starbucks, thanks for the laugh out loud asides. Now time to put on my Icelandic elf slippers from my second favourite country in the world, and watch it again.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga fmovies. I think when people see Will Ferrell on the casting list, they immediately think that it's going to be a laugh out loud movie, which I myself fell victim for. The film wasnt as funny as I had thought it would be, but instead found myself in tears at the end of the film. This is because this movie PERFECTLY represents what Eurovison is about, a proud cultural phenomenon that strives in diversity and community. This is a MUST SEE movie. The final song is beautiful, and the characters that are developed on screen become more lovable by the end of the film. There were also a few cameos too, of course there were going to be cameos! If you love Eurovision, you will fall in love with this!
I love Eurovision! I have no shame about this! Every year we have a get together with drinks and food and scoresheets and have the best night! This year everything changed, there was no get together, no singing our favourite songs, no voting and it was so so so missed!
Tonight me and my sister thought let's give this a go, it will be a laugh. Well we were given Eurovision life! It was everything that we love about eurovision! The songs, the cheesiness, the love! Watch the film, enjoy it like a weekend of eurovision and don't take it seriously!
The storyline is cute, its not forced it just flows and even if the length of the film feels long to you, you may not be a fan of eurovision (that show is long!!). I didn't want it to end and some of those songs are pure euro classics!! I have to say as a UK native we haven't won in a long long time so the only implausible part of the film is that it is in the UK and the hosts are not British but apart from that I will be watching this film anytime I feel sad as it has made my evening and made up the fact that eurovison was cancelled this year!
Enjoy the film and don't take it seriously because Eurovision is just fun and meant to be enjoyed!!
Iceland is a small and isolated country in the middle of the Atlantic and we the Icelandic people have many traditions that may seem strange to other people.
For this reason I find that we Icelanders are many times made fun of in pop culture. We eat shark that is nasty hÃ¶hÃ¶. So tired of this guys seriously.
This movie does not make fun of Iceland it pays tribute to Iceland. It uses many famous Icelandic actors and there are loads of small references to Icelandic things that only people how have been to Iceland would pick up on.
A part from all that the movie is great. Will Ferrel is hilarious, Rachel McAdams is hilarious. The Jaja Ding dong guy is hilarious. Hearing Pierce Brosnan try and talk Icelandic is hilarious.
10/10 No problem. Must watch!