Napoleon Dynamite is a new kind of hero, complete with a tight red 'fro, sweet moon boots, and skills that can't be topped. Napoleon spends his days drawing mythical beasts, duking it out with his brother, Kip, and avoiding his scheming Uncle Rico. When two new friends enter Napoleon's life - shy Deb and mustachioed Pedro - the trio launches a campaign to elect Pedro for class president and make the student body's wildest dreams come true. But if Pedro is to beat stuck-up Summer, Napoleon will have to unleash his secret weapon...
*Commentary by Director/Co-Writer Jared Hess, Actor JonHeder and Producer Jeremy Coon
*Cast Commentary by Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries and Tina Majorino
*World Premiere Jared Hess
*On Location: Napoleon Dynamite
**4 Deleted and Extended Scenes
**4 Extended/Alternate Scenes
**3 More Sweet Outtakes
**More Flippin Features:
*Casting Napoleon Dynamite-An Interview with Jory Weitz
**Peluca - The 2002 short film by Jared Hess which inspired Napoleon Dynamite
**Utah State Fair Ads, TV Spots
**The Wedding of the Century!
**MTV On-Air Promos
Cast & Crew
For most of its length this delivers a steady stream of uncomfortable gut laughs.
Napoleon Dynamite may be forcefully weird and intermittently humorous, and you might not know what the heck to make of it, but there's nothing shocking about its screenplay.
The funniest film of the summer.
As slight as the picture is, though, its hero is an indelible creation.
An independent take on a Hollywood tradition, undermined by its cliches but saved by its performances.
Has more belly laughs than 10 studio-produced, star-vehicle comedies.
The movie merits a low-wattage recommendation even though it's short on things to say.