Nacho LibreDirector: Jared Hess, Jack Black, Héctor Jimenez, Ana de la Reguera
Jared Hess (of Napoleon Dynamite fame) directs this bizarre comedy starring Jack Black as Nacho, a young man who works as a cook in the Mexican monastery where he was raised. When the institution faces a financial crisis, Nacho decides that he must come to the aid of the house of God (as well as the beautiful young nun who has recently joined the order) by competing in the local Lucha Libre tournament. Donning a spandex outfit, mask, and cape, Nacho becomes a hero for the ages -- but can he win the heart of a woman of the cloth?
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Cast & Crew
|Jorge Farfan Barros||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Ben Le Clair||Associate Producer|
|Benjamin Cooley||Associate Producer|
|Danny Elfman||Score Composer|
|Ricardo Del Rio Galnares||Co-producer|
|Carlos Adalid Gamboa||Set Decoration/Design|
|Xavier Pérez Grobet||Cinematographer|
|Federic Henocque||Asst. Director|
|Dennis Maguire||Asst. Director|
|Gerard Manjarrez||Camera Operator|
|Graciela Mazon||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Steve Nicolaides||Asst. Director,Executive Producer|
|Gideon Ponte||Production Designer|
|Hannia Robledo||Art Director|
|Santiago Núñez Rojo||Sound/Sound Designer|
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Nacho Libre is a ridiculously funny movie. All of my favorite comedies are completely silly, and Nacho Libre is no exception. There is plenty of stuff that makes no sense, as you can pretty much tell from the first "training" scene. But the chemistry is there with the cast and the script is so off-the-wall that you have to be completely lacking a sense of humor to not crack up while watching Nacho Libre. Director Hess does a great job in giving Black freedom to steal the show. The movie depicts a Mexican Priest who has a secret fantasy to be a Luchador (Wrestler). Nacho Libre (Black) attempts the difficult task of living the life of the Luchador as well as the Priest of the orphanage. You have to appreciate the subtleties! Jack Black uses a lot of physical nuances as punch lines, so you must pay attention or you'll miss the jokes. I don't know much about Mexican wrestling, so I am not aware of how this movie will be accepted by fans of the sport. But it is funny. Do not look to the script or story for any judgment regarding this movie's merit, because the charm lies solely in the acting. Many of the greatest moments were created by a combination of manner and timing, as well as editing of course. My only slight complaint about the film is that sometimes Jack Black is a little too Jack Black and not enough Ignacio. He lays his normal schtick on a bit thick now and then and puts the character and the lucha libre storyline on the backburner. But as a fan of lucha libre I really loved the way it's portrayed in this film. There are some nice action sequences and the last fight scene is really unique and well done. Plus the Human Tornado cameo will have PWG fans marking out. This movie is obviously a product of Nickelodeon Studios, and the humor will be appreciated by fans of Jimmy Neutron, Sponge bob, and other Nicktoons. If you're a fan of Jack Black and Tenacious D you'll enjoy this one.
Jared Hess does a good job skewering Mexican exploitation/ lucha libre movies in the vein of El Santo films. Much of the comedy comes from Jack Black's bizarre facial expressions and outlandish behavior. My personal best bit is him singing and ode to the love of his life a capella. Also, for thos who get this, the Mexican sidekick guy channels the spirit of Rene Requiestas. Totally.
Synopsis: The off-the-wall humor of Napolean Dynamite mixed with the hilarious antics of Jack Black. If you like this stuff you are in for a special treat. Jared Hess returns with this true underdog story of Ignacio (AKA Nacho Libre) who defies all expectations to earn "monies" for the orphans in his mission. Get this: the movie is like Napolean Dynamite, except this one actually has a plot! Yes, Nacho Libre gets my five stars because not only is it hilarious, but you can also follow a story line as well. Buy it, rent it, whatever, this movie is definitely worth the monies.
Ridiculously dumb, yet one of the funniest movies of all time! So many one-liners it's crazy! I even gave it 3 stars for SEXY!
One of the funniet movies I've seen!!
I rented this movie, expecting it to be full of laughs, since Jack Black was in it. Boy was I wrong! This movie was so terrible I had to stop it in the middle and couldn't finish watching. I would not reccomend this movie to anyone, for it is boring and very predictable. The picture on the front is one of the many disturbing outfits that are worn in this movie. Superman wears tights. Jack Black should not. I couldn't relate to this movie in the least, so if you want to watch a good movie, don't waste your money here.
funny fun movie to watch with anyone.