Napoleon Dynamite

I don’t get it.

6 Responses

  1. That’s the whole point. You’re not supposed to get it.

    It’s a POINTLESS movie with no plot.

  2. I certainly agree that it’s pointless and devoid of plot (as well as characters that aren’t slow, dumb, and unlikable), but I can’t figure out why so many people seem to actually like it.

  3. Vote for Pedro!!!

  4. Paul, I couldn’t agree more. Napoleon Dynamite is a bunch of interesting characters who were given absolutely nothing at all to do, and it bores the pants off me to watch it.
    -Scott

  5. I myself have wasted ~2 hours of my life watching that film. I wish I could offer some deeper meaning (having studied it in my English film class), but alas, what you see is what you get. It’s not even existentialist, as I initially thought- it’s just boring.

    I think the only popularity it gets is from simple catchphrases and the fact that most people watching it think they understand social outcasts and the potential ostracization of high school to certain people.

  6. But the lines in the movie aren’t even that funny! OK, a few of them are mildly humorous, but it’s mostly almost-but-not-quite non sequiturs.

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