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Review: Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

The unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician of our time. From a conventional upbringing where playing the accordion was a sin, "Weird Al" Yankovic rebels and makes 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.

Danielle Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, Julianne Nicholson, Toby Huss

‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”, is without exaggeration, one of the best comedies ever made. There’s no other way Yankovic’s story should’ve been told on film, other than in the form of a parody of a biopic.

This was absolutely hilarious from start to finish. In an industry where subpar comedies are being released constantly, a script with genuinely funny jokes, and witty comedy is a breath of fresh air. The concept of the film itself is one of the best in the genre.

Daniel Radcliffe is here to remind us that he’s one of Hollywood’s best talents working today. Not only is he going to make your entire body ache from laughing so much, but he’s also proves that he’s capable of such a diverse range of roles. He is an absolute star in this film, and I can’t wait to see what other comedic roles he takes on in the future, as well as anything else he decides to take on, because I have no doubt he will be perfect.

The way the events in this film proceed to unfold, from a teenage Yankovic wowing his high school buddies at a polka party with his accordion skills, to being in the middle of a toxic relationship with Madonna, to battling Pablo Escobar himself, it’s a wild ride. Its unpredictability is its charm, and it delivers on taking you on this hectic rollercoaster ride, where you never know when another sharp turn is coming.

The jokes come at breakneck speed, but not only is this film extremely funny, but it also has a beating heart to it. The theme of following your dreams despite what others may think, is a message that is at the core of this film.

There’s several celebrity cameos here as well, which were all perfect inclusions that really packed in some extra laughs. I don’t want to spoil any of them, so make sure you check out the film!

‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ is without a doubt one of the best comedies of the year, and highlights Daniel Radcliffe’s exceptional mastery of his craft.

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