Where to watch the Weird Al movie in Australia

Australians can get Weird and stream the bizarre biopic via Paramount+ from the 2nd of March, 2023

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Fergus Halliday
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February 03, 2023
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Weird Al finally got the biopic he deserves, but Aussies drew the short straw and missed out when the feature made its straight-to-streaming debut in 2022.

In the US, the film was exclusive to The Roku Channel. Locally though, not a single distributor was willing to bring pick up the off-beat musical comedy for Australian audiences. Weird Al fans were left in the lurch, with the parody artist himself going so far as to recommend they use a VPN or pirate the film via Twitter.

If you either missed or ignored that advice, there's some good news on the horizon. It's taken longer than you might have hoped or expected it would, but Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is finally coming to Australia.

Where to stream Weird: The Al Yankovic Story online in Australia

Exclusive to Paramount+
Our Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars
Library size
3.3 out of 5 stars
Value for money
3.5 out of 5 stars
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pro Early originals like Yellowjackets show promise
pro Loads of homegrown comedy specials
con No 4K streaming
con Limited amount of content
con No 4K content

Australians looking to stream Weird: The Al Yankovic Story will be able to find it available via Paramount+ later this year.

At the time of writing, there are no other (legal) ways to stream and watch the film. That's the bad news. The good news is that Paramount+ offers a 7-day free trial. That gives you plenty of time to tune into and enjoy Weird, which is only 90 or so minutes long.

Once you've hit the credits on the parody biopic, you should still have a few days to check out what else Paramount+ has to offer. With originals like Yellowjackets and Ziwe in the mix, you might find something worth sticking around for.

So long as you haven't taken advantage of Paramount+'s free trial prior to now and remember to cancel your trial before the full seven days are up, you can watch Weird: The Al Yankovic Story in Australia for free.

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When does Weird: The Al Yankovic Story release in Australia?

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story will be available to stream in Australia from the 2nd of March, 2023.

What is Weird: The Al Yankovic Story about?

You've probably seen a musical biography before, but you've not seen one like this.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is itself a parody of more traditional biopics like Bohemian Rhapsody and Straight Outta Compton that charts the rise of the titular musical comedian Weird Al. It's a hilarious romp that both casual and hardcore fans of the titular parody can appreciate. There are tons of fun cameos, an outrageous level of commitment to the bit and a playfully-loose relationship with the truth.

As put by the official synopsis for the film:

The film follows Weird Al’s meteoric rise from misfit kid to aspiring accordion player to chart-topping megastar (in an extremely specific genre of music), revealing his decadent lifestyle, his torrid affair with the Material Girl herself, and his shocking encounter with an infamous international drug lord.

What is Paramount+?

Paramount Plus might be overlooked as a streaming platform, but there are definitely some gems in there that are at the very least worth the 7-day free trial. You can catch up on loads of Channel 10 content like The Bachelor and Survivor (hello on-demand Jonathan LaPaglia), locally-made TV series like Five Bedrooms and Spreadsheet and live comedy performances from the likes of Celia Pacquola, Matt Okine, Anne Edmonds and Geraldine Hickey.

There are also some promising up-and-coming originals, such as Ziwe, Yellowjackets, 1883 (the Yellowstone prequel), The Offer, Halo and plenty of ways for Trekkies to go boldly where no streaming service has gone before. It's also home to Twin Peaks and Daria, which will be enough to net subscriptions from at least two huge cult fanbases. 

Like other niche services on this list, the value of Paramount+ is only muddied by the fact that, outside of the originals, you can stream most of its content on free-to-air or other streaming services. 

How does Paramount+ compare?

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$6.99 (w/ Ads) - $22.99 4K 4
4.5 out of 5 stars
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$13.99 4K 4
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$25 - $35HD 3
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$25 - $104HD 2
3.5 out of 5 stars
$8.99 HD5
3 out of 5 stars
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$10 - $18HD 4
3.5 out of 5 stars
$10 - $214K 4
3.5 out of 5 stars
Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a Digital Content Editor for Reviews.org who specialises in technology, entertainment, gaming and pop culture. His work has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, Press Start Australia, The AU Review, Screen Rant, Superjump and more. You can follow him on Twitter.

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