The first thing that may come to mind after reading the title “Napolean Dynamite“, would either be that this is some kind of a Historical story or a historical War movie. But let me tell you that it is infact neither of the two! Its a name of the guy, played by Jon Heder. He may be a nerd or having some kind of Mental disorder, the clarity of which is not clear in the story. (Do let me know, if it clears to you).
To quote IMDB, this movie is about “A listless and alienated teenager, (who) decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.“
I watched this movie, just for the sake of curiosity, cause I had heard many opinions about it. Dont remember, if it was positive or not, but I certainly fell in love with the characters. There’s something about him, that makes him familiar. His geekiness, maybe, or the way he says, :Gosh! There’s a kind of innocence, a child inside him, which I think prevails inside me too.
The actors are brilliant, but the pace is rather slow. So much slow, that I think a few people might have dozed off in the middle while catching it in theater! It looks like, Napolean and his friend were portraying robots, cause they hardly show any emotion while conversing. But I think, this was the major factor, which made the whole experience so humorous. This was different then any movie I have ever seen, and so gives it the title of originality in my book of honor.
The one liners of this movie became so popular, that it became the parody for gen X of America for a long time. Its funny the way he says things, so much so that a prankster made a soundcard of Napolean to a good use! As you can hear from this video.
For those of you who want to see what happened when Dynamite met the Software giant, Mr. Bill Gates, then following video is a treat!
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