Preston, Idaho's most curious resident, Napoleon Dynamite, lives with his grandma and his 32-year-old brother (who cruises chat rooms for ladies) and works to help his best friend, Pedro, snatch the Student Body President title from mean teen Summer Wheatley.Written by
The opening title sequence was partially re-shot, due to some of the executives at Fox Searchlight not liking the look of the actor's hands who placed the food into the shot. They flew out a hand model to reshoot some of the shots with the director. See more »
In the scene following Pedro's scolding from the principal regarding the Piñata, and Pedro and Deb are chatting on the steps - a crew member wearing jeans and a white t-shirt is clearly reflected in the glass doors behind them. See more »
Kid on Bus:
What are you gonna do today, Napoleon?
Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!
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There is a 5 minute scene after the credits. See more »
For wide release and all showings after the limited release, a scene was filmed featuring an additional five-minutes after the credits. See more »
Music for a Found Harmonium
Written by Simon Jeffes (as Simon Harry Jeffes)
Performed by Patrick Street (miscredited by production as Penguin Café Orchestra)
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music See more »
Napoleon Dynamite is a story about a nerd . Nerd isn't quite right . Dweeb isn't right either . He's a gork . He seems totally out of place in the world of humans as does the rest of his family . The rest of the story isn't worth mentioning . This movie resides firmly in first place on my list of Worst Movies of All Time . Lacking in almost every respect it retains only one attribute . It's a little surreal . But maybe that was because I couldn't believe this movie ever came into existence . Was everyone from the MTV executive to the projectionist asleep at the switch ? On the DVD box the New York Post declares this movie " HILARIOUS " . A blatant lie . People magazine said it was " WONDERFULLY ORIGINAL " . It may be original . No one else should ever do anything like this . Rolling Stone proclaimed " YOU'LL LAUGH TILL IT HURTS .... SWEET " . They're wasted . They'll laugh at anything . If I was on a desert island with a solar powered TV/ DVD and I only had this one DVD I would never watch it .
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