Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022)

Movie"The world belongs to the weird."
Audience Score
67
Review Score
70
PG-13 1 hr 48 minNov 4th, 2022Comedy, Music, Family, Crime
Daniel Radcliffe is “Weird” Al Yankovic in the unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician of our time. From a conventional upbringing where playing the accordion was a sin, Al rebelled and made his dream of changing the words to world-renowned songs come true. An instant success and sex symbol, Al lives an excessive lifestyle and pursues an infamous romance that nearly destroys him. With Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, and an A-list cast of thousands their agents won't let us reveal.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Review

Accordion icon ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic’s life story is spoofed in parody biopic. Daniel Radcliffe throws himself into the title role of this funny fake biopic, which absolutely leans into its silly concept.

Directed by Eric Appel, a veteran of the ‘Funny or Die’ site (and loosely based on short online trailer version hosted there, which stars ‘Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul as Yankovic), the film, co-written by Yankovic and Appel, chronicles a large swathe of Yankovic’s early life and career. Except, this is a far from factual account, which seems fitting for a man who has made a career out of funny parody songs, big hair and a talent for the accordion.

Movie Details

On Digital & Streaming:November 4th, 2022 - Watch Now
Movie Budget:$12,000,000
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Henry Muñoz III, Neil Shah, Zachary Halley
Production Companies:Tango Entertainment, Funny or Die, Ear Booker Productions, Famous Andy's