Napoleon Dynamite

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Oddballs and underdogs are common fodder for comedies, but audiences had never seen a hero quite like the title character of this quirky indie hit from first-time filmmaker Jared Hess. Another newcomer, Jon Heder, delivers a truly unforgettable performance as Napoleon, a social outcast with a wild 'fro who lives in a state of constant exasperation at a world that just doesn’t understand him; his protracted sighs are consistently ...
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Special Features

Outtakes and deleted scenes wothj commentary by Jared Hess, Jeremy Coon and Jon Heder; "Peluca" original short film; Audio commentary by director/co-writer Jared Hess, producer Jeremy Coon and actor Jon Heder; Cast commentary by Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries, and Tina Majorino; The making of "The Wedding of the Century"; On Location: Napoleon Dynamite; World Premiere - Jared Hess documentary; Napoleon Sightings; MTV On-Air promo spots; Still gallery
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Bill Pearis
Oddballs and underdogs are common fodder for comedies, but audiences had never seen a hero quite like the title character of this quirky indie hit from first-time filmmaker Jared Hess. Another newcomer, Jon Heder, delivers a truly unforgettable performance as Napoleon, a social outcast with a wild 'fro who lives in a state of constant exasperation at a world that just doesn’t understand him; his protracted sighs are consistently amusing. Napoleon lives with his freewheeling grandma and his even nerdier older brother, Kip Aaron Ruel, in the rural town of Preston, Idaho. He endures constant torture from bullies at his high school, and he gets no sympathy at home from Kip, who spends most days "chatting online with hot babes." When his grandmother takes ill, Napoleon's uncle Rico John Gries is sent to take care of the boys but spends most of his time hatching get-rich schemes and reliving his '80s salad days. The film itself, though set today, seems to be stuck culturally in the Reagan years. Life takes a turn when Napoleon meets two fellow outsiders: desperately shy Deb Tina Majorino, and transfer student Pedro Efren Ramirez. Spearheading Pedro's bid for student body president against snobby cheerleader Summer Wheatley Haylie Duff, sister of Hilary may be just the thing to give Napoleon the self-confidence he needs. What Napoleon Dynamite may lack in narrative, it more than makes up for with little moments of hilarity: an action figure dangled out of a school bus on a string; Kip decked out in gangsta rap attire; Napoleon's triumphant solo dance number. But the biggest laughs come from the highly quotable dialogue, which eschews profanity in favor of "gosh" and "darn." The deliberately flat line readings only add to the film's quirky charm. If all this sounds a little too ironic -- à la Todd Solondz -- it isn't. Hess likes his misfit characters and injects the film with a healthy dose of heart. Napoleon Dynamite gets funnier every time you see it, and repeated viewings are almost a given.
Washington Post - Stephen Hunter
Jon Heder in the magnificent Napoleon Dynamite, is one of the most winning movie creations in years.
Washington Post - Desson Thomson
I laughed. And I laughed primarily over Heder's hilarious performance. You ain't seen nothing till you've seen Napoleon attack that tether ball.
Dallas Observer
It's charming. It's hilarious. It is perhaps the most beautifully crafted, lovingly rendered portrait of extreme geekitude ever to grace the screen. It's Napoleon Dynamite. Melissa Levine

I laughed. And I laughed primarily over Heder's hilarious performance. You ain't seen nothing till you've seen Napoleon attack that tether ball.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2009
  • UPC: 024543563594
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: Blu-ray

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