The quintessential mid-late 20s movie
This has Lizzie McGuire The Movie syndrome meaning the songs are catchy enough and it has just enough high points to make you remember the film as probably being better than it actually is. Still worth buying into because if nothing else the goofy reminder of laughter and the unity that Eurovision brings is something we sorely need right now.
- Rachel McAdams is a gem.
An (admittedly lazy) comparison given its setting is that this is a poor man's Bergman crossed with some of the perversions of Von Trier and some of the deadpan humor of Kaurismaki. But in combining them together what you get is fractions of each without fully realizing any of its potentials.
The first hour - 75 minutes of this is super engaging. Aster, as he did with Hereditary, builds this atmosphere that is rife with this underlying tension/anticipation for what's…