Will Ferrell, left, and Rachel McAdams in “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.”

As Will Ferrell movies go, “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” ranks somewhere in that vast, gray, paunchy middle area, perhaps wedged just above the waistband of “Zoolander 2” but just below the belly button of “Kicking and Screaming.” If the movie, about an inept Icelandic music duo with dreams of winning the annual Eurovision Song Contest, fails to achieve the inspired lunacy of an “Anchorman,” it is nevertheless nowhere near as bad as, say, “Holmes and Watson.”

And maybe that’s all we need, in this summer of covid-19, when even an unexceptional Will Ferrell comedy is better than none at all.

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