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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

2022
Comedy
Biography
1h 48m
Explores every facet of 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 (imdb.com).
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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

2022
Comedy
Biography
1h 48m
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Avg Percentile 54.48% from 412 total ratings

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Rated 08 Oct 2022
80
72nd
In an overstuffed awards season, Weird outshines fellow contenders like Elvis and Tar by playing it grounded, seeking the complex human frailty of its players by honing in on just the facts and events. From the debauched polka parties of his youth (leave young kids at home) to his booze-filled affair with one-hit-wonder and Interpol most-wanted Madonna, Weird wisely finds fidelity by investigating the truely true inspirations of Al’s greatest creative achievements. A real vision of a visionary.
Rated 14 Nov 2022
70
53rd
Owner of a Weird Al Shirt *to the tune of Owner of a Lonely Heart* Probably the worst Hulk Hogan ever put on screen and Hulk Hogan has been on screen.
Rated 04 Nov 2022
85
94th
The greatest biopic of all time. RIP Weird Al. You were truly the weirdest.
Rated 06 Nov 2022
60
62nd
Not very rewatchable once you've seen the twists. Then again, music biopics aren't really my thing so this parody of the genre was notable. Daniel Radcliffe is too distinctive for me to get lost in his Weird Al character. The cameos are distracting as well, since the camera would keep panning over to the cameo. I really liked how the friends were so supportive from the beginning. Fav scenes: "not the technically best, but the most famous accordion player in a very specific genre"
Rated 18 Jul 2023
52
52nd
Radcliffe is fantastic but overall this feels like one of those over-extended sketch films with too much filler.
Rated 14 Nov 2022
64
78th
(WEIRD HARD: THE DEWEY COXOVIC STORY)
Rated 02 Jul 2023
68
39th
It’s so proud of thinking it has invented the unreliable artist’s bio-pic (the same way “Beat it” is a cover of “Eat it”) that it goes easy on having actual jokes. A pity, really.
Rated 10 Nov 2022
69
39th
Good for Weird Al!
Rated 10 Nov 2022
76
68th
Delightfully silly. I was laughing throughout, and a couple of moments in particular had me laughing really hard. The whole running bit with Eat It/Beat It is hysterical. I do think there was one huge missed joke opportunity though; the payoff to the runner about not knowing what the dad's factory makes should have been revealing that it's an accordion factory.
Rated 06 Nov 2022
78
45th
It's nice to see an authentic and real story for once in this post truth world.
Rated 08 Dec 2022
68
21st
A cute fun time that should have leaned more into the madcap Wain-Showalter energy side and less into the more typical parody side
Rated 17 Dec 2022
65
62nd
Radcliffe consistently delivers, especially when it comes to the weird; unfortunately The Al Yankovic Story didn't quite work for me. I liked the concept, the constant parade of both familiar faces & parodied celebs, and the cleverness of a lot of the jokes. My problem was that the film seemed to get weaker as it went on. The music becomes just another song, the plot gets a bit too silly, and the film feels like it has run its course before the end. It's still enjoyable and very Weird Al.
Rated 05 Nov 2022
95
86th
I grew up listening to Weird Al, and he was the first person I ever saw in concert. I'm so excited this movie came out. It's a hilarious jab at the Oscar-bait musician biopics of late.
Rated 04 Jan 2023
80
71st
Something about this movie feels a little off... OF COURSE, IT'S PACKED WITH LSD! The best-put-together mock musical biopic since "Walk Hard", Radcliffe shines in this kinetic comedy that, while I think it lacks the re-watchability of a movie like "Walk Hard", stays entertaining throughout. It probably deserved a greater signal-boost than "figure out how to watch it on Roku". Packed full of fun cameos, and reminds you throughout that, mock biopic or not, Weird Al is a bonafide musical genius.
Rated 13 Jan 2023
79
72nd
This movie is hilarious. Weird Al is just as good at parodying biopics as he is parodying songs.
Rated 05 Feb 2023
70
60th
Hilariously silly.
Rated 09 Mar 2023
8
75th
“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” is a hilarious and entertaining film that's sure to delight fans of the musical comedian. Despite its flaws, the film is a great tribute to Yankovic's life and career, and it features excellent performances from the cast, particularly Daniel Radcliffe.
Rated 28 May 2023
77
64th
This is a fun and original Biopic. Although much of the story is obviously untrue the script takes you on a fun wide. The cast does a great job with the material. Overall I would recommend this film.
Rated 01 Jun 2023
75
87th
Rest In Paradise Weird Al. The world was too good for you
Rated 13 Jun 2023
74
57th
I started to love WEIRD once it got past all the biopic parody things WALK HARD did first (and better), and found its footing as an absurd alternate history of '80s cultural excess. In its best moments, it's like UHF for the Blockbuster era, as if inspired by too many late-night VHS marathons of Cannon films.
Rated 06 Jan 2023
3
42nd
Laughed a lot, cringed even more (which is not what I wanted with this one).
Rated 05 Oct 2023
73
39th
Pretty fun! I probably missed a lot of jokes that would require knowing literally any Weird Al song, but making this fake biopic about a parody musician a parody of movie biopics was a great idea that totally works without having any background knowledge.
Rated 12 Aug 2023
70
37th
An amazing evocation by Radcliffe makes this often witty and clever parody of a parody good fun – the first half is an irresistible mix of absurd silliness and wacky punning that would put the ZAZ boys to shame. At the sidetrip to Columbia, you can almost feel the writer’s room run out of ideas, moving to ungainly and lurching plotting, and leading to a rushed and overdone finale. Great cameos help smooth the way, and Wood as Madonna almost matches her leading man for uncanny likeness.
Rated 19 Aug 2023
74
60th
The perfect film analog to his songs.
Rated 24 Nov 2022
75
67th
I'm just saddened that they basically reused the biggest hits playlist instead of coming up with new songs, but otherwise it's a pretty fun comedy movie
Rated 15 Oct 2023
75
71st
My favorite thing about the movie was guessing which Weird Al song would come up next based on the current scene.
Rated 15 Nov 2023
74
87th
Slows down a bit a bit past half, but it picks up again and ends beautifully. It's really silly but it is funny still. Gutsy without gratuitous provocation. A public too young or unfamiliar with his work might miss the references all over
Rated 18 Dec 2023
80
51st
It is a fun exaggerated look at the life of one of the most original musicians to ever blast out of a sound system. Weird Al is zany, whacky and this film pokes fun at the intense nature of biopics. Radcliffe is great and is having the time of his life. Truly some of his best work. I did enjoy it for it was. Perhaps some bits could have been funnier towards the end. Overall thought it does make you laugh and that is the intention of this film.
Rated 04 Jan 2024
70
76th
good movie
Rated 19 Jan 2024
100
93rd
The greatest documentary movie that is really and truly not!
Rated 16 Apr 2024
69
35th
Amusing parody on biopics and subversion of '60s-'80s history. This makes up some of the funnier jokes in the film, of which in total there's a decent amount. But you're quick to getting the subversion it's doing, and that soon makes some of the jokes and parodies predictable, since they're doing the opposite of what you expect (even though by now you already expect it). Probably Radcliffe's best performance -- that's not saying much at all, but he's funny.
Rated 14 May 2024
70
57th
how great are the music scenes... running laps on most biopics
Rated 26 May 2024
71
50th
Excellent start, but runs out of steam slightly in the final act. Many funny cameos.
Rated 06 Jun 2024
85
83rd
Fun and funny movie. Great watch.
Rated 08 Jun 2024
80
79th
This is a very quirky and bizarre biopic about someone I'd heard of but not known a great deal about. If your like me, at multiple points in the film you'll be left wondering 'did that really happen?' yet either way its certainly an entertaining and often quite amusing film, in a sort of a slapstick, random quirkiness kind of a way, with an obvious eccentric as the main character. Not everyone will like that sort of thing but if it sounds intriguing then its certainly worth a watch.
Rated 23 Jun 2024
60
55th
I never knew Pablo Escabar was so into Weird Al that he kidnapped Al's girlfriend Madonna in order to pressure Al into playing his birthday party.
Rated 13 Nov 2022
60
61st
Yes, it is weird.
Rated 03 Nov 2022
25
21st
With the new fake-biopic Weird: The Al Jankovic Story, I found myself asking a related question: “Isn’t one Walk Hard enough?”
Rated 05 Nov 2022
75
81st
It's 2022 and here's a movie that made me laugh a lot. Intentionally! I still don't trust what's happening, but I'll tentatively give it a big thumbs up...
Rated 05 Nov 2022
60
53rd
It was mostly an anti-Madonna movie, idk why 🤔🤔 This movie is dumb, and I say that as a compliment.
Rated 06 Nov 2022
93
79th
Freaking hilarious
Rated 06 Nov 2022
77
61st
Weird is just that: weird. But also funny, and exactly the parody you'd expect from something Weird Al
Rated 06 Nov 2022
80
67th
Damn, RIP Al :( Gone too soon. I didn't follow trailers so didn't realize until I watched it that it's a parody of Al, which makes total sense. I didn't laugh as much as I wanted to, despite the excellent Radcliffe performance and the zaniness of what is going on. So I can't say I loved it, but I certainly enjoyed it a lot. I like how it plays with the Weird Al "mythology," I think that's what ultimately puts it up to an 80 for me. Thinking about it later... it's just so silly (like Al).
Rated 06 Nov 2022
70
68th
I had no idea "Eat It" was actually an original composition.
Rated 07 Nov 2022
84
73rd
Weird is the kind of movie that’s rare these days: a full on parody movie that’s actually good. It’s a movie that’s actually worth paying for, available for free.
Rated 10 Nov 2022
68
47th
It's a good joke and Radcliffe delivers it gamely, but... it's kind of the only joke the whole time.
Rated 11 Nov 2022
70
44th
Pick of Destiny meets Bohemian Rhapsody, as it should.
Rated 13 Nov 2022
70
79th
Ridiculous over the top, a la UHF if it was a biopic. Its got a lot of funny moments and great cameos. If you want some chuckles you will find plenty.
Rated 28 Dec 2022
54
60th
Yes, there are solid, absurd laughs to enjoy, and the movie goes to delightfully strange and indulgent places. But the whole thing feels sort of one note and not so fresh with movies like Popstar and Walk Hard in the world.
Rated 14 Nov 2022
85
68th
Great parody which shows Radcliffe in a completely new light. The last third of the movie dragged it down a bit in my eyes because it went a bit too off the rails.
Rated 15 Nov 2022
60
35th
I grew up a Weird Al fan, and he's probably one of the few celebrities that everyone universally loves. It pains me to say that I didn't love this film. There's some really good jokes! But it seems to rest on the idea of doing a straight parody of Weird Al's life, and only starts to get truly silly towards the end. Also, it really didn't need to be 110 minutes.
Rated 15 Nov 2022
75
26th
surprisingly funny in a world of degenerate depravity
Rated 15 Nov 2022
80
60th
The first half is absolutely hilarious, but then Madonna overstays her welcome, and the joke of it all starts to wear thin. Still everyone involved is giving it their all. Radcliffe is cast perfectly and there are a bunch of great cameos. I'd say if you're a Weird Al fan than this is a must watch, but everyone else is probably fine skipping it.
Rated 16 Nov 2022
70
66th
I didn't realize how far they'd lean into parodying and I think I enjoyed it even more because of that.
Rated 22 Nov 2022
70
50th
Not as funny as Walk Hard but a worthwhile romp.
Rated 22 Nov 2022
70
82nd
This delivers hard. One of the most enjoyable watches I've seen all year, brought to me by the Roku Channel of all things. Daniel Radcliffe is superb, Al's cameo appearances are great, the SLEW of other cameos is much appreciated, Evan Rachel Wood makes an amazing Madonna. It makes fun of biopics while throwing just enough nuggets of truth in the mix to somewhat work as an actual biopic. This is one that should be seen, and not just because it's pretty much free. It's just really good.
Rated 24 Nov 2022
60
25th
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Rated 27 Nov 2022
87
93rd
I must say it was hilarious almost till the end. There was a bit lacking in latter part but the script was well written and part acted. He stayed loyal for his writing methods! Even the biopic was rewritten.
Rated 30 Nov 2022
84
78th
The greatest film in its genre

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