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March 28, 2005

Napoleon Dynamite Movie

The Napoleon Dynamite movie is simply fantastic. My family watched it months ago while I was out of town on business and have raved about it ever since. Finally this past weekend I got to watch it with them as my wife purchased the DVD. Napoleon Dynamite is so funny at one point I almost passed out while laughing.

There is a Napoleon or two at every high school in the USA. In fact, you know someone who is exactly like every character in the movie. The simplistic but realistic screenplay of the movie is one of its best qualities. It is so unlike any modern movie I can ever recall seeing.

What sets Napoleon Dynamite apart from mainstream movies is it is a movie the entire family can watch. There is no sex, no violence, no foul language, etc. In fact, I am sort of puzzled as to how it got a PG rating. I would have rated it a G movie, gosh!

This movie is best viewed on a DVD player because one section of the ROM portion of the DVD allows you to listen to commentary from the producer and two of the lead actors. It is fascinating listening to them talk as the movie plays. The ideas that generated some of the scenes will blow you away. Keep in mind this commentary is an option. The movie plays in regular mode just as any DVD or VHS tape so you just hear the soundtrack and actors lines.

Napoleon Dynamite is a movie you need to see twice or even three times to extract all of the humor that is on the magic disk. You will see yourself in this movie if you are 21 years of age or older. It will whisk you back to those high school days filled with awkwardness and bravado.

No doubt after you watch it, your skills will improve so you can get more sweet hookups like Pedro's cousins. You may also go out and buy a candy-apple red metallic convertible. I know it is now on my list of must-have cars. Shuweet!

Finally, I offer you my protection if you watch this movie. You will learn all about underwater explosives, things that are bred for skills and magic and how smart it is to build a cake if you need a date to a high school dance.

Napoleon Dynamite is becoming a cult classic for very good reasons. You will howl with laughter and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Can I have your tots?

Posted by Tim Carter at March 28, 2005 10:13 AM

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