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Napoleon Dynamite 
Napoleon Dynamite review
3/4 stars

Funny, uplifting and refreshing look at high-school. A unique and weird direction from MTV films. An odd geek named Napoleon Dynamite has a brother named Kip who chats online to find his soul-mate. His Uncle Rico arrives to take care of them. Pedro Sánchez is befriended by Napoleon and have plans of running for class President. This would have not been entertaining if it weren't for the sensational geeky performance of Jon Heder. It's humor though at times a bit juvenile, were effective in most scenes. Screenplay was a bit sketchy and amateurish but still conveys the messages of friendship, school adversities and dreams. The feel of Napoleon Dynamite was much like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but with less action of course and fantasy aspects. Th camera direction relies on the comic timing and facial features of its artists to be funny. Can highly be recommended for those having a hard time in High School and peculiar students who feel different from the crowd.


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