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Napoleon Dynamite [DVD] [2004] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Jon Heder , Efren Ramirez , Jared Hess    DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell, Diedrich Bader
  • Directors: Jared Hess
  • Writers: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess
  • Producers: Chris Wyatt, Frederick Wedler, Jeremy Coon, Jory Weitz, Sam Demke
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Dec 2004
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JNBQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 171,310 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Napoleon Dynamite ~ Napoleon Dynamite


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is pure Marmite.... 23 Oct 2008
By Bobster
Format:DVD
...you either love it or you hate it! A typical B movie - you either get it or you don't. I thought it was a fantastic off-beat comedy with some of the wierdest comedy one-liners in a long time but it's subtle so don't buy if you like Adam Sandler. Is this "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" for Nerds, maybe? I think ND is a slice of genius but I sent a copy to a friend with similar taste (or so I thought) who didn't get it at all. As I said in the beginning...this is Movie Marmite!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Gosh!" 13 Aug 2008
By @GeekZilla9000 TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
I watched Napoleon Dynamite and wasn't expecting to like it as I thought it was going to be another teen comedy in the ilk of American Pie, or some other excruciatingly drawn out brain-dead flick.

But I was really surprised. I watched it and I thought it was okay. Then the next day I kept remembering scenes, the character of Napoleon Dynamite grew on me and I ended up having to watch it again. The same thing happened with my missus, she thought it was a pretty average film, but something about it really appealed to her and now it's one of her all time favourites!

This is a story about the kid at school who was a bit weird, socially awkward and a bit slow. Nobody knows much about his actual life, they just hear his ludicrous stories and mock him. The film explores the home life of Napoleon and his less than conventional family.

The comedy is offbeat, and tends to come from Napoleon's soft cursing ("Gosh!") and physical manner. His loose dangling arms and weird running add to the oddness of the character. There's not one poor performance in the film, but Jon Heder's portrayal of the lovable geek is utterly convincing. And there's the `dance scene' - something which has to be seen to be believed, pure cinematic gold!

When Pedro, a Mexican immigrant comes to the school, it is Napoleon who befriends him, and together they work to get Pedro elected as class president, at the same time there's a romantic interest with Debs - slightly more switched on, but still a social outcast. The dynamic between the three is often awkward, but there's a sense of understanding between them, a feeling that they have found a group of their own to belong to.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Napoleon Dynamite-Special! 14 Jan 2007
Format:DVD
I bought this having already had the original version. The new special features include new deleted scenes (excellent),the original short film Peluca that the film was based on (good),some napoleon sightings(various shows John Heder has done as Napoleon)and the screen test for various characters.

However the first disc is pretty much identical bar commentary being added from the actors who portray Pedro,Deb uncle Rico and Kip. The film itself is excellent though if you haven't seen it. If you have and you already own it this is pretty much for diehard fans only.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 5 Nov 2007
Format:DVD
Excellent! Loved it and now buying it. Totally understated and sincerely frank. Couldn't help but empathise, sympathise and laugh out loud. Not weird, not elitist, just honest.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sure to be a classic 23 Aug 2007
Format:DVD
I have seen this film referred to as quirky, kooky and weird. It may well be all of those things but above everything it is already a classic in my opinion.
I am not a newcomer to films and have watched many films over the years. I have no particular preference for a certain genre. But every once in a while a film comes along and surprises you. Surprises you in the sense that you go into watching it with very little expectations and then find it exceeds all of them.
Watch this film and vote pedro.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "It's a Sledgehammer" 19 Dec 2011
Format:DVD
This is the kind of film that you can watch without a hint of a smile upon your face, then three days later you will burst into fits of giggles while at work remembering just how awesome this movie is.
Its fun for the whole family, better than hunting wolverines with your uncle in Alaska!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Dazman
Format:DVD
The humour in this film threw me a bit, I've only discovered Jon Heder in the past few months, there's something about him that I really like, I personally think that both School for scoundrels and The Benchwarmers are both funnier and have more going on in them, plus Jon Heder is given more material in which to use his undoubted comical talent.

I guess the humour here is subtle and understated in many ways and as others have said you'll either get this or not and there's no real in between.

Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) puts in a fine performance, using dry humour very well, Efren Ramirez (Pedro) whilst not given a huge amount of screen time also performs very well, with good support from the rest of the cast.

This film only cost $400,000 to make, but so far has taken over $158,000,000 worldwide, it's an enjoyable comedy, I did not find it hilarious, but I'm glad I purchased it all the same, definately an acquired taste, so maybe best to hire first to see if you get it or not.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone - But I loved it 18 Aug 2006
Format:DVD
Here's the best advice you'll ever get regards this film...

Turn it on. Watch the opening few scenes (as far as the "Happy hands club" scene should do it). Now ask yourself if you're amused or even interested. If the answer's "no" turn it off right now. It won't get any better for you. This isn't the film for you.

If, on the other hand, you're amused or even intrigued, sit back and enjoy one of the funniest things you'll ever see. The humour is weird, and it's not easy to say what "type" of sense of humour it would appeal to.

The film bases it's storyline/jokes mainly around the characterisation of the lead roles in particular, also some smaller roles such as Rex, founder of Rex-Kwon-Do. It's the sort of film that makes you cringe & laugh at the way the people behave and what they say, their inhibitions and their mannerisms. Lead character Napoleon is the typical nerd, but with a strange perception on life and a blurred vision between fantasy and reality - "girls want boyfriends who have skills - like hunting bow skills, nunchuck skills...." You get the idea...

The film centers on Napoleon and his 2 friends that he makes over the course of a week or 2, as well as Napoleon's internet nerd brother Kip, and his uncle Rico, a man with some issues centering around his football coach who wouldnt put him on during the last quarter of a match in '82. The film sees Napoleon's friend Pedro run for school president, his uncle trying to make his fortune as a salesman, his brother Kip united with his online girlfriend and Napoleon.... Well... dance. That's what's so great about this film - Nothing that much happens out of the ordinary to Napoleon, it's just funny watching him exist.

Definitely the marmite of films - You will love it or hate it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still love this mad film and ordering it online allowed me ...
Still love this mad film and ordering it online allowed me to share it with my 14 year old niece, it was delivered to her and we enjoyed chatting about it which was lovely
Published 1 month ago by Clarissa
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny then and now!
This movie was hilarious to me years ago when it came out, I laughed so hard. This time around was no different. It was just as great, maybe more so now. Read more
Published 2 months ago by fredamans
5.0 out of 5 stars May be an acquired taste, but I love it
It gets better every time you watch it. Have you noticed the spelling and grammar of the people giving this one star? Just saying.
Published 2 months ago by Freestyler
5.0 out of 5 stars Funnier than you think
It takes some time to get going, but when it does, you will be using the best jokes in your day to day life. Eventually you will not look at a Lama without smiling to yourself. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Nacho
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny if you like geeks!
Very funny and quirky film. My son loved it and particularly liked the dance scene! Great performance by the guy who played Napoleon.
Published 3 months ago by tennis player
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Geeky school kid Napoleon Dynamite helps his friend Pedro to get elected class president in a brilliantly funny film. Read more
Published 5 months ago by David H J Ashdown
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