Napoleon Dynamite

2006-03-30 12:55
 

Synopsis:

Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) is a high-school outcast in every sense of the word. More interested in playing tetherball by himself and drawing pictures of his favourite animal, the "liger" (a combination of a lion and a tiger), Napoleon is ignored by everyone in his tiny hometown of Preston, Idaho.

At home, things aren't much better. His uber-nerd older brother Kip (Aaron Ruell) and ultra-vain Uncle Rico (Jon Gries) are too busy with their own obsessions to give Napoleon the time of day.

It isn't until a new student, Pedro (Efren Ramirez), arrives that Napoleon finds friendship and performs an act of brave defiance that makes him a true hero.

What the critics are saying:

"At times the humour is reminiscent of The Simpsons (a school bus drives by a field just as a farmer shoots his cow in the head); at others it's Fast Times At Ridgemont High told exclusively from the geeks' perspective. Forget American Pie, this is the slice of school life to tuck into."
- Adrian Hennigan, BBCi Film

"There is a kind of studied stupidity that sometimes passes as humor, and Jared Hess' Napoleon Dynamite pushes it as far as it can go."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"It's tight, resonant, funny as hell, seriously bent and whacked, and also wonderfully healing."
- Stephen Hunter, Washington Post


This quirky indie comedy about a loveable high school nerd named Napoleon is funnier than 10 Hollywood teen "comedies" put together.

Ryan 2005/02/24 3:02 PM
Well made movie I went to go see the premier of this movie and thought it was excellent ! A very well made and clever movie that oozes originality. Its just a pity that you actually get geeks like that on this planet. This movie is hilarious. Going to watch it again, stoned !! yes
Ryan 2005/02/24 3:02 PM
Well made movie I went to go see the premier of this movie and thought it was excellent ! A very well made and clever movie that oozes originality. Its just a pity that you actually get geeks like that on this planet. This movie is hilarious. Going to watch it again, stoned !! yes
Flea 2005/02/25 7:03 AM
Hmmm.. Are you sure you weren't stoned when you wrote your message Ryan? You're right though, the movie is DAMN funny and has a lot of very cool and original camera work and stuff. Enternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Shaz 2005/03/02 9:16 AM
Napolean Dynamite This is the worst movie I ever saw - it was so boring. What was the point of this - it's like watching another bad reality tv show
Laurel 2007/01/11 1:54 PM
Napoleon dynamite i had no interest in watching this movie, and there being nothing else on just ended up watching it. i can tell you it is now one of my favorite movies ever, each time i watch it, the scenes are funnier and you catch something you missed. i mean i know its not one of those fast paced movies, but this was seriously hilarious!!
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