Will Ferrell

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The week in TV: The Shrink Next Door; Inside the Care Crisis With Ed Balls; Beat the Devil; The Tower
A conniving shrink takes over his patient’s life as Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd reunite; Ed Balls gets to grips with elderly care; and Ralph Fiennes fumes in the David Hare play the BBC didn’t want

Barbara Ellen

14, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The Shrink Next Door review – Paul Rudd traps Will Ferrell in a cult of two
Ferrell is a neurotic patient and Rudd a dangerously narcissistic therapist, in this plodding drama about a real-life scam which is saved by the sheer unbelievability of its source material

Lucy Mangan

12, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘I had to watch it with my therapist’: when real-life horrors get turned into TV
From The Shrink Next Door to Dr Death, true-crime podcasts are being snapped up for TV. But how does it really feel when your worst nightmare becomes a bingewatch?

Issy Sampson

05, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Oscar-nominated Savan Kotecha: 'I’m the most boring person in the world'
Musical comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga acted as a mid-pandemic balm. It also saved its chief lyricist from a songwriting rut

Michael Cragg

02, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Ja Ja Ding Dong! How schlager found its joyful place in the pop camp
Will Ferrell’s new Eurovision movie dances to the bouncing beat of schlager, Germanic folk-pop reclaimed from the spectre of nationalism by embracing kitsch

Angelica Frey

08, Jul, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Nul points: why Netflix's Eurovision film hits all the wrong notes
Will Ferrell’s spoof can’t get a handle on camp and misses a vital point: Eurovision already does a fine job making fun of itself

Caspar Salmon

03, Jul, 2020 @11:53 AM

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga review – too timid for satire
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams hit a flat note in Netflix’s brand-approved ‘spoof’ of the much-loved carnival of kitsch

Peter Bradshaw

24, Jun, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Gal Gadot and friends singing to us about self-isolation? That’s a bit rich
We’re too worried about contagion, lost income and feral gangs to watch millionaires singing Imagine in mansions. Aren’t we?

Joel Golby

19, Mar, 2020 @1:33 PM

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Downhill review – unsteady avalanche comedy inspired by Force Majeure
Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are sadly adrift in this avalanche drama

Simran Hans

01, Mar, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Kobe Bryant to be honoured at Oscars
The Academy plans tribute to the Oscar-winning athlete while Elton John and Cynthia Erivo will perform their Oscar-nominated songs live

Andrew Pulver

29, Jan, 2020 @1:32 PM

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Downhill review – Ferrell and Louis-Dreyfus crash with redundant remake
An unnecessary English language remake of 2014’s savage marital comedy Force Majeure never manages to rise above the pointlessness of its inception

Benjamin Lee in Park City

27, Jan, 2020 @6:15 AM

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The most exciting movies of 2020 – dramas
Paul Thomas Anderson announces his new film, Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play a long-term couple and Tom Hanks maximises his awards chances with three releases

Guardian Film

30, Dec, 2019 @2:47 PM

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