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
Although title design genius Pablo Ferro (Dr Strangelove) is credited for Title Design, the front title sequence with plates of food and hand piped titling was the work of Aaron Ruell who played Kip (Napoleon's brother). Pablo Ferrer wrote 'Napoleon Dynamite' directly onto the desk at the start of the movie according to Aaron Ruell's commentary on Blu-ray, implying that Ferro did not come up with the plates of food idea. See more »
When Deb calls Napoleon on the pay phone, a crew member's leg is reflected in the silver part of the phone. See more »
Kid on Bus:
What are you gonna do today, Napoleon?
Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!
See more »
The opening credits are made entirely of various items such as plates of food, a notebook, pencils, and a roll of chapstick. 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 »
Who would have thought that a movie with no real plot could be so good...
OK, I have seen a lot of negative reviews on this movie. It made me leery of even seeing it. I work at a video store so I get to see movies before their street release date. There were a few naysayers at work, but I rented it anyway. This was a rental well spent. This is the first movie I have seen in some time that doesn't have swear words or sex in any form so it is OK for any age. If you are or ever were just a little bit geeky, Napoleon is the hero for you. This movie is much funnier to a gen-x'er. There are a lot of things that you won't "get" if you weren't a part of the 80's. All in all, I think that it is a great way to spend an evening. I am looking forward to seeing more from this writer/director.
214 of 347 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this