Trudie’s review published on Letterboxd:
Really sweet and quite funny, but paced horribly. This was one of those movies where at one point I was sure I was at the end of the movie only to find out there was another hour left.
The good news is that it's enjoyable as a celebration of Eurovision. I liked the music, the characters, and a lot of the humour. Will Ferrel's writing in general feels stale to me and has done for a while but it didn't get in the way of anything.
I was a bit worried that this was going to be a bit too American in the sense that they're trying to wrap their heads around something that's very European, and American humour regarding Europe isn't always exactly fresh, but it doesn't feel like that. The film pretty much perfectly mimics the tone of the contest and is more appreciative of the insanity than anything else.
Just really don't understand why it felt so much longer than it was. The highs and the lows were structured weirdly, maybe.