Back on Friday the long awaited Weird: The Al Yankovic Story was released on the Roku Channel. The movie is a parody of biopics set around the parody king himself Weird Al, which stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) as Weird Al while we see Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna and Rain Wilson (Dwight Schrute) as Dr. Demento along side a massive amount of cameos including Weird Al himself. The movie is about “Weird Al” Yankovic in the unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician and sex symbol of our time, including a fictional relationship with Madonna so she can get the “Yankovic Bump” to increase her record sales.
Your opinion on the movie will be purely based on your sense of humor, as I liked it but didn’t find it to be great or spectacular and the humor just didn’t connect with me as much as I thought it would being a big fan of Weird Al’s music. I found the acting of Evan Rachel Wood to be the best of the film with Radcliffe giving a good performance as well. The twist about “Eat It” might have been my favourite part of the movie, and hearing some of the classic songs did have me craving some Rocky Road ice cream and a bologna sandwich and I don’t even like bologna.
Final Grade: 7/10