Napoleon Dynamite

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(out of 5)


The title character is an oddball geek whose obnoxious personality prevents him from seeing himself as anything less than the so-called cool dudes that surround him. In his performance,  creates one of the most original and appealing characters you’ve ever seen, and this loosely plotted film, which includes a subtle romance and tangents on Napoleon’s strange brother and quirky uncle, does wisely to rest on the humour produced by his droopy eyes and impatient voice. The central scene, Napoleon’s dance performance at his high school, is so funny you’ll have to watch it twice. An immediate cult classic that deserves its snotty little niche for defiantly avoiding any important revelations or resolving any of its characters’ dilemmas, instead just being goofy and reveling in it.


USA, 2004

Directed by

Screenplay by Jared Hess,

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by Jeremy Coon

Film Festivals:  Sundance 2004


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Independent Spirit Award Nominations
Best Supporting Male (Jon Gries)
Best First Feature
Producers Award


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