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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

The world belongs to the weird.Sep. 08, 2022United States108 Min.TV-14
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Alfred Yankovic (Daniel Radliffe) didn’t have it easy in his childhood. His love of polka music elicits shakes from his mother (Julianne Nicholson) and father (Toby Huss). Al is not supposed to learn music, but something real, and later works like his father in the factory where nobody seems to know exactly what is made there. But fate has other plans for little Al. He came into possession of an accordion through a door knocker and decided to parody well-known songs.

With his version of The Knacks “My Sharona” entitled “My Bologna” he landed his first hit and from then on he climbed higher and faster in the music industry. Of course, that arouses desire. And so one day music superstar Madonna (Evan Rachel Wood) comes to Al’s door and asks him to parody her song “Like A Virgin” so that the sales of her songs will skyrocket. It’s too late for Al to realize what a bad influence Madonna is.

Although Weird Al Yankovic claims that everything about his life story presented here is true, of course, this is not true at all. As one would expect from the fun musician, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story pokes fun at the overused blueprints of the music biopic genre. Not all of the gags indeed catch fire, but there are so many weird ideas that you’re kept entertained throughout.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Original title Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
IMDb Rating 7.3 7,038 votes
TMDb Rating 7.081 31 votes

Director

Eric Appel
Director

Cast

Daniel Radcliffe is'Weird Al' Yankovic
'Weird Al' Yankovic
Rainn Wilson isDr. Demento
Dr. Demento
Toby Huss isNick Yankovic
Nick Yankovic
Julianne Nicholson isMary Yankovic
Mary Yankovic
Quinta Brunson isOprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Will Forte isBen Scotti
Ben Scotti

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