Napoleon Dynamite

Finally caught Napoleon Dynamite, and am wondering why I bothered. It hath its charms--an indie feel, an occasionally witty bit of editing or timing, an amusing soundtrack, a collection of authentic-looking nerds. But it felt more like a first draft of a comedy, or a couple of fitfully funny character sketches that the filmmakers didn't really know what to do with, other than having them meet and stand around in that iconically nerdish stance (weight on one leg, and barely enough backbone to keep the head raised), gawking at each other. It doesn't have polish and gloss, which is half its appeal; doesn't have much teeth or point, either.

1 comment:

masterprtzl said...

This movie is amazing, have you seen the deleted scene from www.funtalking.com its really fun! check it out