NOBODY WINS SOLO.
In a small Icelandic town, Lars Erickssong (Will Ferrell) and his best friend (Rachel McAdams) prepare to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest; after a freak accident, they are selected as Iceland’s official entry. Made in collaboration with the ESC organizers, this silly comedy shares many traits with previous films by Ferrell; much like the ESC itself, it has an absurdly overlong running time. Few laughs, but enthusiastically performed – and there’s a delightful scene with cameos from many previous ESC winners.
2020-U.S. Made for Streaming. 123 min. Color. Directed by David Dobkin. Screenplay: Will Ferrell, Andrew Steele. Cast: Will Ferrell (Lars Erickssong), Rachel McAdams (Sigrit Ericksdottir), Dan Stevens (Alexander Lemtov), Pierce Brosnan, Mikael Persbrandt, Olafur Darri Olafsson… Demi Lovato, Graham Norton.
Trivia: Co-produced by Ferrell; co-executive produced by Adam McKay.