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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022)

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The Weird Al biopic, out on Roku. From imbd: 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.

We watched it tonight, and it is indeed weird. It's a fun parody of parodies. Too many well-known actors to list, but I loved Quinta Brunson of Abbott Elementary as Oprah. Daniel Radcliffe was excellent as Weird Al. Watched through the credits, as I always do. Interesting to say the least.

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1 hour ago, zoey1996 said:

Watched through the credits, as I always do. Interesting to say the least.

Now You Know is the song he "specifically" wrote as a "Crazy Credits" ending song.

   Twice the song "sounds" like it is ending as the credits disappear from the top,

   the screen stays black for a few seconds, only for the song refrain to begin again

   with Al screaming "Fake-Out Ending"!!!  (or "Double Fake-Out Ending!!!!!)

The Soundtrack is now available to download,  with actual physical copies available

for pre-order.   The physical copies will EVENTUALLY be sent to you much later.

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That was hilarious!  A huge thanks to Roku for making it free to watch, too!

A highlight for me was Andy Warhol saying, "Well, hello, Dali" to Salvador Dali.  I about fell off my couch.  So much funny about that whole party scene at Dr. Demento's house.  And it just kept getting more and more absurd from there.  I loved it.

Daniel Radcliffe is proving to be quite the entertainer.  I love that he just goes all in, no matter what he's doing.  No holds barred.  I was also skeptical of his being cast as Weird Al, but he was really good.

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My biggest fear was that they had used all the best jokes 12 years ago in the trailer.  Tbh, it was odd seeing those same moments recreated in the actual movie with different actors.  And frankly, for some scenes, like when Al goes full Lizard King, I still prefer the original cast.

But thankfully this had a lot more going on than just the original clip.  The party scene, the bizarre 80’s action movie parody, the ending…  They managed to take something that felt like a bunch of funny jokes about rock biopics, and turned it into, well, a real movie.

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Watched it last night and thought it was really funny. The idea that Eat It was an original song and then Beat It was the parody was hilarious. I thought the drug lord stuff was a bit too strange bit making Madonna a drug lord was a good payoff. As was his going home and being inspired to record Amish Paradise.

Daniel Radcliffe was really good. And the fact that he was totally shredded every time he too his shirt off made me laugh a lot. 

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