Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

I remember liking some of Weird Al’s songs as a kid but I can’t remember actually sitting down to listen to a whole record.  This movie kind of reminded me of what I thought of his songs:  I like them just fine if I hear one on the radio but I can’t imagine spending a whole hour with them.  That isn’t a criticism of the movie – I actually think that they crushed it with their approach and delivery.  The problem is that it just got old halfway through the movie.  I couldn’t even finish the whole thing in one sitting.  It was almost like they took a decent SNL skit and went way too long with it.  That said, I realize that the movie probably isn’t aimed at me.   Also, Danielle Radcliff absolutely crushed this role.

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Movie title: Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Movie description: 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.

Date published: 2022-11-18

Director(s): Eric Appel

Actor(s): Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, Toby Huss, Jack Lancaster, Spencer Treat Clark, Tommy O'Brien, Arturo Castro, Julianne Nicholson, Diedrich Bader, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Richard Aaron Anderson, Thomas Lennon, David Bloom, Keanush Tafreshi, Andrew Steven Hernandez, Paloma Esparza Rabinov, Scott Aukerman, Johnny Pemberton, Jonah Ray, Jeremy Bolm, Eric Appel, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Will Forte, Patton Oswalt, Michael McKean, Dot-Marie Jones, Dean Sharpe, Jorma Taccone, Demetri Martin, Paul F. Tompkins, Akiva Schaffer, Conan O'Brien, Emo Philips, Nina West, Jack Black, David Dastmalchian, Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom, Quinta Brunson, Julie Chang, Josh Groban, Seth Green, Constantine Rousouli, James Brown III, Rocky Abou-Sakher, Chris Ryan, Mike Escamilla, Chad Guerrero, Cesar Ramirez, Omar Estrada, Cesar Chavira, Jimmy Walker Jr., Trenyce, James Preston Rogers, William Guirola, Jacob Lawrence Kreiss

Genre: Comedy, Music, Drama

My Review

I remember liking some of Weird Al’s songs as a kid but I can’t remember actually sitting down to listen to a whole record.  This movie kind of reminded me of what I thought of his songs:  I like them just fine if I hear one on the radio but I can’t imagine spending a whole hour with them.  That isn’t a criticism of the movie – I actually think that they crushed it with their approach and delivery.  The problem is that it just got old halfway through the movie.  I couldn’t even finish the whole thing in one sitting.  It was almost like they took a decent SNL skit and went way too long with it.  That said, I realize that the movie probably isn’t aimed at me.   Also, Danielle Radcliff absolutely crushed this role.

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