Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
December 10, 2004 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100 and
December 11, 2004 at 10:00pm in 26-100.
From Preston, Idaho comes Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), a new kind of hero complete with a tight red 'fro, some sweet moon boots, and skills that can't be topped. Napoleon lives with his Grandma (Sandy Martin) and his 30-year-old, unemployed brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), who spends his days looking for love in internet chat rooms. When Grandma hits the road on her quad runner, Napoleon and kip's meddling Uncle Rico (Jon Gries) comes to town to stay with them and ruin their lives.
Napoleon is left to his own devices to impress the chicks at school and help his new best friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) win the election for Student Body President against the stuck-up Summer (Haylie Duff); all the while making sure to feed Grandma's pet llama Tina, and avoiding association with Uncle Rico and the herbal breast enhancers he sells door to door. Napoleon and Pedro put their skills and knowledge of piatas, cows and drawing to good use, but it is a surprise talent that leads the two to triumph in the end. [foxsearchlight.com]
"An epic, magisterially observed pastiche on all-American geekhood, flooring the competition with a petulant shove."
-- Michael Atkinson, Village Voice. Read this review.