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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Movie Review: Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Hello, everyone!

Time for another movie review! This is a movie that I have been wanting to review for a very long time. This is also one of the weirdest movies I've seen, but it is hilarious. It just takes time to get used to it.

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning.

Napoleon Dynamite (2004):
"'You gonna eat your tots?' 
'Can I have them?'"
Napoleon lives with his grandma and his older brother Kip. When his grandma gets hurt, his uncle Rico comes to stay with them. Uncle Rico has plans to make money, but Napoleon thinks everything he does is ruining his life. Napoleon befriends a new student, Pedro, and a girl named Deb. Pedro wants to run for class president, but does he have what it takes to beat Summer, the most popular girl in the school?
"'Napoleon, give me some of your tots!' 
'No, find your own.'"
Genre: Comedy.
Length: approx. 95 minutes.
Costumes: 7, nothing bad, but just regular clothing.
"I like your sleeves."
Script: 8, there are a few bad words, but that's it.
"Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills."
Directed by: Jared Hess.
Written by: Jared Hess & Jerusha Hess.
Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite. "Lucky!"
Efren Ramirez as Pedro Sánchez.
Aaron Ruell as Kip Dynamite.
Jon Gries as Uncle Rico Dynamite.
Tina Majorino as Deb Bradshaw.
Haylie Duff as Summer Wheatley.
Shondrella Avery as LaFawnduh Lucas.
Emily Kennard as Trisha Stevens.
Sandy Martin as Grandma.
Diedrich Bader as Rex.
Trevor Snarr as Don.
Cinematography: 7.
Cinematography by: Munn Powell.
Music: 8.
Music by: John Swihart.
Quotes: 10! This movie is ssssooo quotable! My family and I quote this at least once a day. Because of that, I put all of my favorites in this review, but most of them are out of context so don't make any sense. Sorry about that!
"I see you're drinking 1%, is that because you think you're fat? 'Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to."
Storyline: 7, there are some gross things, and a few suggestive things. Mention of body parts, as Uncle Rico has an idea of how to make money which is selling "herbal enhancers".
Good For: People who think that they are weird (that's me), anyone who likes comedy.
"Tina, come get some ham!"
Age Range: Any age can watch this. I have known some little kids who don't get it and think that it is just weird, but others who love it.
Overall Score: 8!
Bonus thoughts:
"Well, that place was a rip off."
Okay, so the thing is, this movie is really, really, weird. The first time you watch it you just think, "What in the world was that?" Then, a few months later, for some reason, even though you didn't like it, you feel like you should watch it again. After that you see how hilarious it is and you love it. That is how it has worked with everyone I have know who has watched this movie. It is hilarious, relateable, and inspiring in its own way. If you watch it and don't like it, then give it a second chance, then we'll talk.

Have any of you seen this? What are your favorite quotes? Thanks for reading!
"Peace out."



  1. Ok, this move is absolutely hilarious!! It's soooooo quotable!!!! "We talked for like two hours yesterday so I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious." XD XD

    It's definitely weird, but it's so worth the watch.

    Great review MC!!

    1. Yes! I laugh so much each time I watch it!! The quotes are the best! "Napoleon, don't be jealous because I've been chatting online with babes all day." XD XD

      Totally! Thanks, Bella!!

  2. This movie is hilarious. I quote it a lot too! XD

    1. It is so funny! XD It has a quote for pretty much everything.

  3. So fun! My husband and I love this movie too! ;) As you and the other commenters said, it's totally quotable! I definitely agree with your "bonus thoughts"--such a weird film but one that grows on you and is hilarious once you've seen it several times. :)


    1. I am so surprised at how many bloggers have seen it! I've introduced it to two people, but usually no one has heard of it. It does grow on you and then you can't believe that there was a time that you didn't like it! :)

  4. Okay, so the thing is, this movie is really, really, weird. The first time you watch it you just think, "What in the world was that?"

    ^^ That's exactly it! Lol, I love the way you put that! This movie definitely is funny. Great review! :)

    1. Whoa, you've seen this!!?? It's crazy how many movies we have in common that we don't even know about! Thanks!! :D

  5. I've only seen this movie like once, and I was so shocked I couldn't laugh and didn't know if I hated it or not. Now? I love it looking back and really need to watch it again. Love this fun review ... and that's so neat one of the writers are named Jerusha (my sister is Jerushah, with an h). I never realized that before ;)

    MB: keturahskorner.blogspot.com
    PB: thegirlwhodoesntexist.com

    1. Yes! That's exactly it! My sisters were telling me all about this because they had seen it first, then I was so shocked I didn't know why they thought it was so funny! Now I totally agree with them. Definitely rewatch it! I'm glad that you enjoyed my review. :) That's neat! It's so cool to know people working on movies have the same name as you or your siblings.


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