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Yanukovych Story is an American biographical parody film direct by Eric Appel, who co-wrote the script with “Weird Al” Yanukovych.
Weird: Al Yanukovych Story made its global debut on September 8, 2022, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre as part of the Toronto International Film Festival and was broadcast on The Roku Channel on November 4, 2022.
Yanukovych want the film to have a limit theatrical distribution to be eligible for the 95th Academy Awards; Roku reject it, preferring that the video be eligible for the Creative Arts Emmys instead. The majority of fans will get to see it in 2023. The WEIRD: The Al Yanukovych Story Fan Experience is now available.
The Al Yanukovych Story is not typical biographical. Instead, it’s a spoof of one, in a classic Weird Al manner. Sure, there are bits from the legend singer’s real-life sprinkle throughout. Still, for the most part, it is a grotesque exaggeration that culminates in a wholly ludicrous yet extremely amusing film.
The Storyline Fan Will Experience
This film is based on the life of Al “Weird Al” Yanukovych. His career began as a door-to-door accordion salesperson. He was all in when he found he could take already created songs and tweak the words to generate a piece of fresh yet amusing music for a living.
Viewers are taken on a crazy excursion that is a blatant satire of musical biopics in less than two hours. Fans of Al will be the ecstatic because we will hear some of his best songs and witness a whole new side of what he is capable of.
According to the film, Al is a young man with a lofty goal. He wants to compose music, and he wants to make it by changing the lyrics of current songs to make them more amusing. His parents, on the other hand, are severe and oppressive.
Against his father’s desires, Alfred Yanukovych develops an interest in parodying music as a kid. Al’s mother buys an accordion for him in secret, but when Al is found at an illegal polka party, his father smashes it, straining Al’s relationship with his parents.
Alfred, who lives with his roommates Steve, Jim, and Bermuda, seeks to join bands as an accordion musician but is always turn down. Alfred gets inspire to write “My Bologna” after hearing “My Sharonda” on the radio while preparing a bologna sandwich.
He submits the song to a local radio DJ, who quickly broadcasts it; he then visits Scotti Brothers Records, where the brothers insult him but are open to reconsidering if Alfred obtains more experience.
Alfred sings “I Love Rocky Road” for the first time at a biker pub, with his roommates filling out his band and helping to make the concert successful. Alfred captures Dr. Dementor’s attention, and he offers to be his manager while recommending that he go by the stage moniker “Weird Al.”
Dr. Dementor’s competitor Wolfman Jack
Dr. Dementor’s competitor Wolfman Jack challenges Al to a parody of Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” with bassist John Deacon there.
Al comes up with “Another One Rides the Bus,” impressing the celebs in attendance. Al gets sign to a record label, and his debut album becomes multi-platinum, with the original artists receiving a “Yanukovych Bump” in record sales and Al being fete by Oprah Winfrey.
When Al calls home, he discovers that his father still disrespects him. Dr. Dementor proposes that Al write his original song, which Al declines. However, once Dr. Dementor offers Al LSD-laced guacamole. he comes up with an original new song, “Eat It,” which becomes his subsequent success.
In quest of the “Yanukovych Bump,” Madonna begins a relationship with Al to persuade him to spoof her song “Like a Virgin,” even though he swears he now only makes original music. Dr. Dementor and Al’s bandmates warn him that Madonna is a dangerous influence, but the couple continues to date.
Just before a large concert, Al discovers that Michael Jackson has mimicked “Eat It” as “Beat It,” which enrages him since he feels people would mistake “Eat It” for “Beat It.” After recovering consciousness, a drunken Al is involve in a near-fatal vehicle accident and is brought to the hospital, where he comes up with “Like a Surgeon.”
He performs the song at a gig the same night while still severely injure, but when he is remind that “Eat It” is the evening’s final song, he becomes inebriate on stage, abuses the audience, and is jail for lewdness.
Admits to Madonna
Al admits to Madonna after his release that he feels he has insulted everyone who cared about him and that she is the only one he has left. Suddenly, Madonna is kidnap by Pablo Escobar’s operatives, a significant admirer of Al, who exploits the kidnap to force him to perform at his 40th birthday celebration.
Al flies to Colombia and goes on a fury, breaking into Escobar’s stronghold and confronting the drug lord. After refusing to perform a song, he engages in a gunfight and kills Escobar and his soldiers to liberate Madonna. With the kingpin gone, Madonna tries to persuade Al to give up music and assist her in taking over his drug business, but Al denies her.
Al comes home to work in his father’s factory; Al’s father reveals that Al was never meant for that line of work but secretly back Al’s decision. The old Yanukovych explains that he grew up in an Amish village and was excommunicate for learning to play the accordion, driving him to help Al avoid making the same mistake. Al then performs his father’s song, “Amish Paradise,” which earns him a big prize before being slain onstage by one of Madonna’s thugs in 1985.
Fans Will Experience The Fact And Contradictions Of Weird Al’s Life In This Tale
Dr. Dementor, a radio DJ, is Yanko Vic’s mentor in the film and plays some of Yanko Vic’s early tracks on his programme. In classic biopic tradition, Yanukovych finally ignores his fame later in the movie. That aspect is false, but Dr. Dementor was helpful in Yanko Vic’s early career.
Yanko Vic’s breakthrough single was a spoof of The Knack’s “My Sharonda,” which was record in the bathroom. The only difference is that it was tape at his college hostel at California State Polytechnic University rather than a bus station restroom, as represent in the film.
Visit the Institution
The parody was so popular that when The Knack came to visit the institution, they adored the song and brought Yanukovych to Rupert Perry, the vice president of Capitol Records. As they say, the rest is history.
Yanukovych got his first accordion from a travelling salesman, one of the stranger origins for a musician’s entrée into music. A salesperson came to the Yanukovych residence when he was approximately seven years old to sell the local music school. In the film, the salesperson is beaten by Yanukovych’s father, but his mother secretly purchases it for him. It didn’t happen this way; as previously said, his parents picked the accordion for him.
Yanko Vic’s parents are depict in the film as disapproving of his hobbies, with his father crushing his accordion. That didn’t happen, but Yanukovych said his parents were very conservative and didn’t approve of his taste in silly novelty music. They did, however, pay for his accordion lessons.
Madonna (Evan Rachel Wood) shows
Madonna (Evan Rachel Wood) shows up at Yanukovych’s residence in the film, asking if he will record a parody of “Like a Virgin.” Yanukovych inquires whether the song is autobiographical, to which she responds, “Yes.” They then cut to a make-out session. It never happened in reality. They’ve never slept together or been in a relationship. We don’t even know whether they’ve ever met.
There’s a kernel of truth here, as there is throughout the film. Madonna did recommend to Yanukovych that he compose a parody of the song, but she did it through a friend who knew Yanukovych’s manager, Jay Levey. It was the first time Yanukovych had accept an outside song contribution.
Furthermore, as far as we know, Madonna has no criminal impulses and was never abduct by Pablo Escobar. I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but there you have it.
Coolio, the original rapper, disapproved of Yanukovych’s “Amish Paradise,” believing that the parody undermined the original song’s message on the unpleasant sides of gang life. But he never went to court and was content to take royalty payments.
Yanukovych has a widespread drug and alcohol problem in the film, but it was done to ridicule the biography further. Yanko Vic’s followers know that he has always refrained from drink, drugs, vulgarity, and even meat.
The ultimate Al Yanukovych experience is Weird. It has his music, quips, and surprising flair. It’s everything a fan could want. Will everyone adore it? Not. Will the majority? We believe so.
Weird: The Al Yanukovych Story is a masterpiece of comedy. Daniel Radcliffe and Evan Rachel Wood deliver the year’s most outstanding, hilarious, and tremendously entertaining performances.
Weird: The Al Yanukovych Story is precisely what you’d expect from a Weird Al film starring Harry Potter. This isn’t the film for you if you’re seeking the genuine tale of how the spoof musician got to stardom.
However, suppose you’re searching for an insane, chaotic satire that pokes fun at stale Hollywood clichés while simultaneously capturing the good-natured comedy that has made Weird Al such an icon. In that case, this is the film for you. You can experience hilarious and tremendous entertainment in the coming year.