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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022)Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022)

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022)

A joyously offbeat movie befitting the musician it celebrates

Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9

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United States of America
English, Spanish
A-list actors, Easy, Feel-Good
2022
Eric Appel
'Weird Al' Yankovic, Akiva Schaffer, Arturo Castro
108 min

Synopsis

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Exploring every facet of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon’ to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle, this biopic takes audiences on a truly unbelievable journey through Yankovic’s life and career, from gifted child prodigy to the greatest musical legend of all time.

Our Take

6.9
The Staff

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is a parody of a parody, a multilayered confection of silliness that befits the musician it celebrates. It’s the origin story of Weird Al Yankovic (Daniel Radcliffe) but with the surreal and satirical levels cranked up to a hundred. It’s easy to get lost then, in the movie’s freewheeling giddiness, but Radcliffe has a way of grounding the ultra-heightened comedy with his conviction and charm. The movie also doubles as a who’s who in the 1980s music and comedy scene, and the unlikely pairings it brings together keep you entertained and nostalgic for a simpler, weirder time. 

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