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(MovieWeb)   Because he needs to shut up and take our money, that's why   ( divider line
    More: Weird, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Parody, UHF, Weird Al' Yankovic, The Weird Al Show, Dr. Demento, Michael Richards, Weird Al Show  
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2022-12-07 6:59:31 AM  
I aways thought Weird Al was alright even if i wasn't a fan, per se.
I watched the film, it was weird and ridiculous.
I'd watch again.
3-1/2 out of 5 rusty accordions.
2022-12-07 7:19:39 AM  
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2022-12-07 8:31:33 AM  
While it took a while for the public to come around to UHF, its reappraisal happens to coincide with the release of his second funny feature.

Uh, no. UHF was an instant cult hit upon its release, which isn't what you want as a filmmaker since "cult hit" typically means your movie gained a very appreciative but also very small fanbase, and didn't make any money. And it's still a cult movie. There's been no reappraisal, just ongoing love from those who enjoyed it on their first viewing.
2022-12-07 8:35:14 AM  
Al has PGA Producer credit on Weird. He's pretty clearly angling for a second career as a movie producer. Based on the quality of Weird, I expect his phone will be ringing. That's a hell of a first effort as Producer.
2022-12-07 8:46:13 AM  
count me for liking the movie. very entertaining and not at all true
2022-12-07 9:11:36 AM  
He should do one about behind the scenes in music in the 70s.

But the money is in the 80s.
His backers will tell him that.

I expect a mid to the national Lampoon dig on Dylan making a comeback after being washed up, and then actually doing it.

Get on it, Al.
Tour us through the 80s (the worst music ever) a la Spinal Tap.
Christopher Guestvis only 74, tap into that mind, and pull 70s and 60s references into it for the olds.

2022-12-07 9:22:29 AM  
Maybe a story about the rocketing success of MTV, then its slide into poo.

He has had success with three letter titles

Empty Vee?
2022-12-07 9:34:04 AM  
I presume he could have been making movies all along, if he'd wanted to.
2022-12-07 10:57:09 AM  
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2022-12-07 11:52:08 AM  
A few years back a bunch of us were talking best concerts we've seen and someone said he and their dad went to see Weird Al and it was the best. I thought Gadzooks there's a kid in the chat!
Nope, him and his old old man.
That intrigued me, i looked into it and I'd really like to see Weird Al Live now! (They're always sold out)   For Weird in his name,he seems to be one of the few "Stars" who is normal. I saw the movie,it was good. There's a whole bunch of comedy movies much worse than his.
2022-12-07 12:21:12 PM  

some_beer_drinker: count me for liking the movie. very entertaining and not at all true

The love story with Madonna was true right??
2022-12-07 12:26:36 PM  
Finally caved and watched it last night. It was genuinely laugh out loud funny. I went in expecting nothing and found a comedy gem.
2022-12-07 12:56:25 PM  
With respect to everyone who enjoyed it, I did not think it was very good.  It's not that there weren't funny things in it, it's just that there was a real lack of density to the jokes. Almost every scene was just a single joke, which made it kind of slow.  I know Al is better than this too because his songs, even his newer stuff is hilarious and amazing, and pack a lot of humor into a few minutes, you know like the length of a scene.
2022-12-07 6:06:24 PM  
His movie was a parody of biographical movies. I'm not sure he could do a straight movie.
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