How to watch Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

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Given the recent increase in biopics related to musicians, it’s only fitting that an acclaimed performer by “Weird Al” Yankovic is next on the list. But in typical Weird Al fashion, this “documentary” will take a satirical take on the parody singer’s career.

With Eric Appel taking over as director for the screenplay co-written by Yankovic, Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic stars Daniel Radcliffe as the famous parody songwriter, alongside Rainn Wilson, Evan Rachel Wood, Julianne Nicholson and more.

However, until its upcoming release, the comedy will not be available through traditional platforms. So, here’s how to watch the upcoming feature film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.

where can i watch Weird?

Like many novelties, Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic will not be present in any room when it is released. It will instead be released as a streaming exclusive, however, it will not be found on popular sites like Netflix or Hulu. Instead, the fake biopic will premiere on the Roku Channel as an original movie for the platform.

Do I need a Roku device to watch?

Although the movie can only be found on the Roku channel, viewers won’t need a streaming device or Roku player to watch it. You’ll need a Roku account, but signing up for the Roku Channel is free and can be done from smart TVs, extender devices like Amazon’s TV Fire Stick, or non-TV devices like phones or laptops.

Is it free to watch?

Because the Roku channel is ad-supported, Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic will be free to watch as soon as it is released. However, not all countries can stream the movie as the Roku channel only has a presence in the US, UK, and Canada.

Why the Roku Channel?

Yankovic said The New York Times that “Roku was the only company to pull out its checkbook. Thanks to them, this film is being made.

David Eilenberg, head of originals for Roku, noted that because Roku doesn’t produce as many shows as a site like Netflix, creators will have the opportunity for their work to “spend the day in the sun.”

“There’s only one Roku Originals slate,” Eilenberg told The New York Times. “Creators are going to be taken care of.”

When will it be available to stream?

Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic will premiere on November 4, 2022. The film previously debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2022, where it received the festival’s Audience Award for the Midnight Madness category. Result critic Sarah Kurchak gave the film an A grade in her review, writing that “Weird is a shamelessly ridiculous, over-the-top game that’s sold by people who are completely, sincerely, and unerringly committed on every level.

How to watch Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
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