Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga ★★½

Eurovision has three fantastic comedic performances from Ferrell, McAdams, and Stevens. But at its core, it’s just as much light-hearted feel-good drama as it is an actual comedy.

It’s not that its jokes are unfunny, but that there’s extended sequences without jokes at all. The musical numbers, the romance, the family drama, and the overall competition narrative are played straight, embodying the kind of corny Hollywoodisms that Ferrell built a career lampooning. For some reason, it just doesn’t commit to the bit in the way that Walk Hard and Popstar do.

I genuinely enjoyed most of the jokes and performances, but Eurovision just doesn’t seem like it’s trying to be very funny. This concept could have made a great over-the-top comedy or a solid family-friendly drama, but it strangely falls in between two disparate genres and consequently can’t stick the landing.

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