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NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

Jared Hess · USA · 2004 · 86 mins · G
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Made for under $500,000, director Jared Hess’s debut feature has, to date, taken more than $43 million at the US box office. Not that any such cynical profiteering informed 25-year-old Hess’s original gameplan: to turn his hit short film, ‘Peluca’, a zero-budget, comic take on his small hometown of Preston, Idaho, into a full-length, subversive skit on the typical high-school comedy. Napoleon (Jon Heder) is our focus: a teenage boy so out-of-sync, so damn wrong that he ultimately endears himself as an outlaw and fully-fledged hero. Napoleon does himself no favours. He wears moon boots and bad T-shirts; he likes to sketch unicorns and ‘ligers’ (an imagined hybrid of a lion and a tiger); and he doesn’t know the first thing about friendship or romance. His dysfunctional family is equally bad: older brother Kip has the worst moustache in history and spends all day on internet dating sites, while Uncle Rico is a failing door-to-door salesman whose big dream is to return to 1982. It’s a cast of brilliant caricatures, and as such recalls the films of Wes Anderson.—Time Out

October 18, 2008 The characters are all weird and nothing much happens in Napoleon Dynamite, yet this droll and understated geek-comedy zings with truth. Urban Cinefile
An offbeat, frequently funny comedy that gradually wins you over, much like its central character. ViewLondon
Cast Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries
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