[IMDB link] [Not available on DVD, suckas! Tho there is a laserdisc…]
PLOT SUMMARY: An almost-true mockumentary about Weird Al‘s rise to fame, including many of his music videos.
Keep an eye out for famous voice actor Tress MacNeille as Lucy from the I Love Lucy parody.
Co-directed by one of the writers of Sliders (huh?).
And wow.. Now that Michael Jackson is dead, the Michael Jackson parody part is even funnier!!
QUIRKS: A mockumentary that, nonetheless, contains events based on Al’s weird life. Just wildly distorted.
VISUALS: Crazy Weird Al weird shit. His MTV appearances were pretty funny. Assuming they were real.
SOUNDTRACK: Didn’t realize it was going to have actual Weird Al music videos in it. I can’t believe Carolyn had never seen the video for Like A Surgeon (Like A Virgin)! Other videos included Eat It (Beat It), I Love Rocky Road (I Love Rock N’ Roll), One More Minute, Dare To Be Stupid, Ricky (Mickey).
BAD STUFF: Due to its 1.75 hr length, it gets slow at times. Especially if you are compulsively checking your email during it. But the funny parts more than make up for it.
CONCLUSION: A great Weird Al film, and a great way to see some of his videos, surrounded by story relating to them.
We’d both rate this 3/5 stars on Netflix… If we could.
The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 8.3/10. That would be a Top 250-worthy rating if there were more votes in that same range. (Proof that IMDB‘s weighted averages work. This is good, but not Top 250 good.)
RECOMMENDATION: Weird Al fans should try to find this. It’s definitely “floating around the internet”.
MOVIE QUOTE: “And they’ll ride into the sunset… on plastic cows!”
Mood: annoyed at chkdsk
Music: Pixies – Theme From NARC (by Brian Schmidt)