Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite

DVD - 2004
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Publisher: 20th Century Fox Film : Paramount Pictures, 2004.
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION NAP
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Laura_X Mar 28, 2015

A little swagger, style and a classy car are all you need to get the girl... or umm... just be yourself!

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Dobrila_T Feb 13, 2016

Pedro is trying to win class presidency in high school. His skills include having a sweet bike, being really good at hooking up with chicks and being the only guy at school who has a mustache. Vote for Pedro, and all your wildest dreams will come true.

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Dec 28, 2018

An awkwardly funny movie that everyone must see. No matter what we end up thinking of it, everyone should see Napoleon Dynamite at least once.

Jul 05, 2018

This movie tells the story of a young teenager, Napoleon, who has a difficult time fitting in. After his strange uncle moves in, he seeks refuge outside of his house and decides to befriend the new kid Pedro - even though he speaks minimal English. Together, they then decide to run for class president. This quirky and awkward movie has a comedic take on what many teenagers actually experience in middle school and highschool when being the “odd man out.” Though particularly strange at times, the movie is overall fairly good and will make you laugh. I would rate it 3.5/5 stars and recommend it to formerly awkward teenagers. - @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jan 23, 2018

Weird, funny, and entertaining! Jon Heder is outstanding!

Mar 25, 2017

OK, I have seen a lot of negative reviews on this movie. It made me leery of even seeing it. This is the first movie I have seen in some time that doesn't have swear words or sex in any form so it is OK for any age. If you are or ever were just a little bit geeky, Napoleon is the hero for you. This movie is much funnier to a gen-x'er. There are a lot of things that you won't "get" if you weren't a part of the 80's. All in all, I think that it is a great way to spend an evening. I am looking forward to seeing more from this writer/director.

Sep 10, 2016

Cult favorite

Jun 21, 2016

The most boring film I have ever seen. No wonder it has a bad reputation. I knew it would be stupid, but I thought it would be stupid funny. All I got was stupid. It has no plot whatsoever. Extremely boring. Don't watch it. You'll never get those two hours of your life back.

ECPat Dec 13, 2015

A few good moments at the end don't make up for the boredom.

Jul 27, 2015

Found it extremely painful to watch rather than funny. Fun dance he does near the end though.

Sep 11, 2014

This film has great skills. See it with some homemade cheese nachos or tatter tots and red drink.

Jul 10, 2014

To me, something being "quirky" (ie: random), does not equate to funny or clever. I guess if one already feels like they are "unconventional", then perhaps, one feels unimpressed with "oddball" things. I guess some people pride themselves TOO much on being "weird", as opposed to actually being genuinely interesting.

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Laura_X Aug 03, 2018

If you vote for me, it will be summer all year round.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

“Nunchuck skills… bowhunting skills… computer hacking skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills!”

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

“Napoleon, don’t be jealous ’cause I’ve been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know that I’m training to become a cage fighter.”

Jan 23, 2018

Napoleon Dynamite: [referring to Deb's milk] I see you're drinking 1%. Is that 'cause you think you're fat? 'Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to.

ArapahoeSam Aug 17, 2016

Deb: What are you drawing?
Napoleon: A liger.
Deb: What's a liger?
Napoleon: It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed... bred for its skills in magic.

ArapahoeSam Aug 17, 2016

Napoleon: [referring to Deb's milk] I see you're drinking 1%. Is that 'cause you think you're fat? 'Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to.

Austin J Feldkamp Oct 25, 2013

Napoleon: "Are you going to eat your tots?"

Mar 25, 2011

Napoleon Dynamite: Grandma just called and said you're supposed to go home.
Uncle Rico: She didn't tell me anything.
Napoleon Dynamite: Too bad, she said she doesn't want you here when she gets back because you've been ruining everybody's lives and eating all our steak.
Uncle Rico: I'm not goin' anywhere, Napoleon.
Napoleon Dynamite: Get off my property!
Uncle Rico: It's a free country. I can do whatever I want.
Napoleon Dynamite: Get off my property or I'll call the cops on you.
Uncle Rico: Well then do it! Go on!
Napoleon Dynamite: Maybe I will, GOSH!

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nathannemar thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Austin J Feldkamp Oct 25, 2013

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Aug 15, 2013

pielovernic thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Mar 31, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


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Mar 25, 2011

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.


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