Some people consider Citizen Kane, Star Wars, and the Emoji Movie as the greatest movies of all time and others say there’s no such thing as the perfect movie. That has all changed when Weird: The Al Yankovic Story released. Weird Al Yankovic is considered the greatest musician of all time and it was about time someone made a film about his amazing life. Everything about this movie is perfection!
Unlike other musician biographies such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocketman, and Elvis which added forced story beats just to follow the typical story structure, this movie managed to do it without adding unnecessary cliches. Everything that happens in this movie is completely true from him traveling the Amazon to save Madonna from Pablo Escobar, his first original song “Eat It” being ripped off by Michael Jackson, and his tragic death at the hands of Madonna. The dialogue in this movie felt like it was written by Shakespeare himself.
Unlike those other biographies which miscasts their musicians, the casting in this movie is absolutely spot on. It’s like they actually got the real musicians to play themselves. Daniel Radcliffe infamous for his mediocre role as Harry Potter was destined to be Weird Al. Daniel Radcliffe also shares the spotlight with many amazing actors such as Evan Rachel Wood as the devious and manipulating Madonna and Rainn Wilson as Weird Al’s wise mentor Dr. Dimento.
This film is so great that the film has just won the Oscar for every category this year. The Academy Awards didn’t even bother selecting any other nominees because this film would’ve beaten them anyway. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story isn’t just my favorite movie of all time; it is also my favorite work of art of all time.
+Faithfully depict Al’s life
+Pitch perfect casting
+Weird Al’s engaging character arc