Fun movie that captures the spirit of Eurovision. And Iceland. And has laugh out loud scenarios and hilarious lines like: ‘The elves went too far’ and ‘Should I draw attention to my groin area as well?’ as well as the killer line: ‘There are no gay people in Russia’ straight from the mouth of Russia’s smouldering hot favourite Alexander Lemtev played by Dan Stevens.
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams are brilliant as odd, hearty Icelanders Lars and Sigrit. It really doesn’t matter that they are both too old to be so silly – it just adds to the wackiness. There’s a running joke that Lars is fairly sure she is not his sister…but what if Lars’ father ever married Sigrit’s mother? Ha! Lots of cameos from past Eurovision participants – although sadly, no Verka – and references galore to all things Eurovision: flares, Lordi-esque costumes, human hula hoops, synthesisers, skin tight in-your-face costumes, detachable angel wings, wolves and the inevitable hamster wheel.
Love the beauty of Iceland, the craziness and the elves.
5 Verkas from me.