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(TooFab)   Cast of "Napoleon Dynamite" reunites for 10th anniversary. In related news, Tina the llama is stillll allive   (toofab.com ) divider line
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2014-07-22 05:48:05 PM  
I'll take "movies that everyone was inexplicably obsessed with a decade ago that no one remembers now for $100, Alex".
 
2014-07-22 05:52:57 PM  
I don't remember a cat.
 
2014-07-22 05:56:52 PM  

timujin: I don't remember a cat.


blog.rifftrax.com

GIS for "napoleon dynamite cat"
 
2014-07-22 05:57:53 PM  
What had they done to that poor cat so it needed reuniting?
 
2014-07-22 06:05:24 PM  

fusillade762: timujin: I don't remember a cat.

[blog.rifftrax.com image 288x194]

GIS for "napoleon dynamite cat"


That's a liger.  It's bred for its skills in magic.  It's pretty much my favorite animal.
 
2014-07-22 06:06:09 PM  
i.imgur.com
You've gotta be kitten me.
 
2014-07-22 06:07:05 PM  

fusillade762: timujin: I don't remember a cat.

[blog.rifftrax.com image 288x194]

GIS for "napoleon dynamite cat"


That's a liger, it's pretty much my favorite animal.
 
2014-07-22 06:13:34 PM  

SundaesChild: fusillade762: timujin: I don't remember a cat.

[blog.rifftrax.com image 288x194]

GIS for "napoleon dynamite cat"

That's a liger.  It's bred for its skills in magic.  It's pretty much my favorite animal.


dammit, that's what I get for making sure I had it correct...
 
2014-07-22 06:21:27 PM  

vossiewulf: What had they done to that poor cat so it needed reuniting?


*sobs*
 
2014-07-22 07:53:00 PM  
I just don't get what people saw in that movie. It had a few funny moments, and a few quotable moments, but the rest of the movie was incredibly boring and uninteresting. The majority of the characters were pretty pathetic with no real moments that made you feel anything for them outside of mild contempt.
 
Ant
2014-07-22 07:55:35 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: I just don't get what people saw in that movie. It had a few funny moments, and a few quotable moments, but the rest of the movie was incredibly boring and uninteresting. The majority of the characters were pretty pathetic with no real moments that made you feel anything for them outside of mild contempt.


I knew people exactly like most of the characters in the movie. That's probably why I liked it.
 
2014-07-22 07:59:09 PM  

Ant: Dingleberry Dickwad: I just don't get what people saw in that movie. It had a few funny moments, and a few quotable moments, but the rest of the movie was incredibly boring and uninteresting. The majority of the characters were pretty pathetic with no real moments that made you feel anything for them outside of mild contempt.

I knew people exactly like most of the characters in the movie. That's probably why I liked it.


I think that's what it came down to. Growing up in the suburbs of the Bay Area, I didn't relate to a damn thing and found the movie a totally awkward, unfunny snooze-fest. My wife, on the other hand, grew up in Manteca (Central Valley, CA) and enjoyed it.

I also don't like Wes Andersen movies, for basically the same reason. Life is awkward enough. That stuff isn't remotely amusing, it's just uncomfortable.
 
2014-07-22 07:59:36 PM  
I didn't like that movie. I didn't think it was funny and struggled to sit through it.
 
2014-07-22 07:59:58 PM  

Ant: Dingleberry Dickwad: I just don't get what people saw in that movie. It had a few funny moments, and a few quotable moments, but the rest of the movie was incredibly boring and uninteresting. The majority of the characters were pretty pathetic with no real moments that made you feel anything for them outside of mild contempt.

I knew people exactly like most of the characters in the movie. That's probably why I liked it.


Same here. Most of whom I had been in 4-H with.
 
2014-07-22 08:02:26 PM  
www.austinchronicle.com
 
2014-07-22 08:04:22 PM  
Whatever. I've been chatting with hot babes on the Internet all day, remind me again why I'd care about that cat?
 
2014-07-22 08:07:40 PM  

Ant: Dingleberry Dickwad: I just don't get what people saw in that movie. It had a few funny moments, and a few quotable moments, but the rest of the movie was incredibly boring and uninteresting. The majority of the characters were pretty pathetic with no real moments that made you feel anything for them outside of mild contempt.

I knew people exactly like most of the characters in the movie. That's probably why I liked it.


I knew a few people like the characters in the movie as well, and most of them ended up like uncle Rico and the dipshiat karate guy. And as much of a loser as I was ( yeah yeah, insert comment about things not changing) I felt kinda bad for those people. Most of the movie was just uncomfortable to watch because you knew pretty much all of the characters were going to grow into self deluded losers that most people looked down on.
 
2014-07-22 08:20:29 PM  
I just realized that the girl who played Deb in Napoleon Dynamite also played Enola in Waterworld and Pedro was the twink guy in Crank! Mind blown.
 
2014-07-22 08:23:38 PM  

Ant: Dingleberry Dickwad: I just don't get what people saw in that movie. It had a few funny moments, and a few quotable moments, but the rest of the movie was incredibly boring and uninteresting. The majority of the characters were pretty pathetic with no real moments that made you feel anything for them outside of mild contempt.

I knew people exactly like most of the characters in the movie. That's probably why I liked it.


Ditto.  It was just like my high school, complete with the weird tots obsession and no one saying anything worse than "freaking."

/Mormon town upbringing FTW
 
2014-07-22 08:26:00 PM  

timujin: That's a liger, it's pretty much my favorite animal.


Personally, I prefer our underwater ally.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-22 08:29:15 PM  
I think a lot of the appeal was Napoleon himself. He was completely himself and unapologetic about who he was and what he did. The last decade or so has seen a lot of media come out that allowed adults to go back and "win" at high school. Napoleon Dynamite fits neatly into that category. He was a misfit who was ok with being a misfit (if he even knew it). He didn't sit around wistfully knowing that if only he was friends with the cool kids his life would be better. He did whatever he wanted, GOSH!
 
2014-07-22 08:32:59 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Ant: Dingleberry Dickwad: I just don't get what people saw in that movie. It had a few funny moments, and a few quotable moments, but the rest of the movie was incredibly boring and uninteresting. The majority of the characters were pretty pathetic with no real moments that made you feel anything for them outside of mild contempt.

I knew people exactly like most of the characters in the movie. That's probably why I liked it.

I knew a few people like the characters in the movie as well, and most of them ended up like uncle Rico and the dipshiat karate guy. And as much of a loser as I was ( yeah yeah, insert comment about things not changing) I felt kinda bad for those people. Most of the movie was just uncomfortable to watch because you knew pretty much all of the characters were going to grow into self deluded losers that most people looked down on.


that is also why I didn't much care for the flick. the princple characters, and the side ones. The true dorks and spazz's and the ones that didn't know that they were dorks and spazz's just with better hair and breeding.

It is a cute movie, but it's just kinda uncomfortable to watch.
 
2014-07-22 08:43:17 PM  
Gonna take a lot longer than 10 years to reunite the cat from Boondock Saints...

/hated Napoleon Dynamite
 
2014-07-22 08:49:57 PM  
Thank god subby made a typo in the headline so people have something interesting to talk about.
 
2014-07-22 09:10:59 PM  
The thing is that geeks in real life are awkward but not genuinely unlikable like Napoleon was. He actively sought out ways to be an asshole. No one deserves to get bullied but there's little sympathy for him for not having friends. I dunno, it was one of those movies that was quirky for the sake of being quirky.
 
2014-07-22 09:11:15 PM  
Anybody here who thinks Napoleon Dynamite is awkward to watch has yet to witness the horror of Gentlemen Broncos.
 
2014-07-22 09:15:15 PM  
As an ex mormon, I laughed long and hard. It's the little things that struck a cord. I don't care anymore about and haven't seen it in years. I enjoyed it at the time, however. I don't care about any haters.
 
2014-07-22 09:16:06 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I think a lot of the appeal was Napoleon himself. He was completely himself and unapologetic about who he was and what he did. The last decade or so has seen a lot of media come out that allowed adults to go back and "win" at high school. Napoleon Dynamite fits neatly into that category. He was a misfit who was ok with being a misfit (if he even knew it). He didn't sit around wistfully knowing that if only he was friends with the cool kids his life would be better. He did whatever he wanted, GOSH!


Pretty much this.

It wasn't your usual Hollywood "Ugly Duckling" take on the high school outcast who was obviously a beautiful person but simply needed a makeover. Napolean was hopelessly, socially inept, and he didn't care. He was never going to "clean up well". He was either going to win out by being who he was, or not at all.

She's All That was Hollywood bullshiat.

Napolean Dynamite, as hard as he was to take for many people, was the genuine article.

redsquid: I just realized that the girl who played Deb in Napoleon Dynamite also played Enola in Waterworld....Mind blown.


Want your mind blown even more? She's a trained opera singer.
 
2014-07-22 09:23:29 PM  

Nadie_AZ: As an ex mormon, I laughed long and hard. It's the little things that struck a cord. I don't care anymore about and haven't seen it in years. I enjoyed it at the time, however. I don't care about any haters.


There must be a lot of stuff in there I don't get, having never been Mormon. Well the replacement swear words I get, but what else is distinctly Mormon in that movie?
 
2014-07-22 09:37:11 PM  

Mugato: The thing is that geeks in real life are awkward but not genuinely unlikable like Napoleon was. He actively sought out ways to be an asshole. No one deserves to get bullied but there's little sympathy for him for not having friends. I dunno, it was one of those movies that was quirky for the sake of being quirky.


What did Napoleon do that was so assholish? He mostly just seemed out-to-lunch to me.
 
2014-07-22 09:37:18 PM  

Ant: Dingleberry Dickwad: I just don't get what people saw in that movie. It had a few funny moments, and a few quotable moments, but the rest of the movie was incredibly boring and uninteresting. The majority of the characters were pretty pathetic with no real moments that made you feel anything for them outside of mild contempt.

I knew people exactly like most of the characters in the movie. That's probably why I liked it.


Bingo. Same thing here. To me, the movie was practically a documentary; I related to nearly every character and scene. Substitute emus for the llama, and you have a typical household dynamic for my classmates.

My friends that grew up in more urban/suburban locales really didn't get the movie. I was just surprised that some filmmaker did get it, and hey, the good guys won, if only for a day!

Heck, I even enjoyed the opening credits.
 
2014-07-22 09:39:41 PM  
Your mom goes to college.

Bow to your sen-sei!

Lucky!

Tina, you fat lard, come get some DINNER!...

You think I got where I am today because I dressed like Peter Pan over here?

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.


/ good times
 
2014-07-22 09:40:24 PM  
Am I allowed to say this makes me feel old?  15-year-old me loved that movie, enough so that I bought the DVD when it came out.  I'm afraid to re-watch it because I know it wouldn't live up to my remembery.  I'll just smile wistfully at my memories of watching that dumb movie in the living room of my parents' house with my brother, both of us laughing our butts off at Napoleon getting hit in the face with a steak while riding a bicycle.
 
2014-07-22 09:44:20 PM  
Eat your FOOD!!
 
2014-07-22 09:48:42 PM  
Exclusive photo of Napoleon and Pedro at Subway:

pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-07-22 09:49:51 PM  

Snooki Punch: Am I allowed to say this makes me feel old?  15-year-old me loved that movie


You're 25? Oh cry me a river.
 
2014-07-22 09:50:28 PM  

Snooki Punch: Am I allowed to say this makes me feel old?  15-year-old me loved that movie, enough so that I bought the DVD when it came out.  I'm afraid to re-watch it because I know it wouldn't live up to my remembery.  I'll just smile wistfully at my memories of watching that dumb movie in the living room of my parents' house with my brother, both of us laughing our butts off at Napoleon getting hit in the face with a steak while riding a bicycle.


Nope. I was about to enter college when it came out.

/Also, I don't recall there being a steak in the bike scene.
 
2014-07-22 09:54:22 PM  
Better Off Dead was a better version of that movie.
 
2014-07-22 09:55:00 PM  
Pussy from "Blown-apart Explosion" porno reinvigorates for 10th rebooty. In related news, Carla the Camel Toe still stinks.

/I am bored
 
2014-07-22 09:56:19 PM  

verbaltoxin: Nadie_AZ: As an ex mormon, I laughed long and hard. It's the little things that struck a cord. I don't care anymore about and haven't seen it in years. I enjoyed it at the time, however. I don't care about any haters.

There must be a lot of stuff in there I don't get, having never been Mormon. Well the replacement swear words I get, but what else is distinctly Mormon in that movie?


Hard to say 'look!' but they are there. There are threads out there about it. I know my family loved it.
Here is a blog that sorta captures it.
 
2014-07-22 09:56:27 PM  
I loved the movie. I still laugh when it comes on. Perhaps I have low standards?
 
2014-07-22 09:57:12 PM  
Oh Jeebus how I love Tina Majorino.

1.bp.blogspot.com

I'd eat a mile of her shiat just smell her farts.
 
2014-07-22 09:57:14 PM  

A stranger in the Alps: Exclusive photo of Napoleon and Pedro at Subway:

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x600]


His hair is frickin sweet.
 
2014-07-22 09:58:55 PM  

Earthworm Jim Jones: Oh Jeebus how I love Tina Majorino.

I'd eat a mile of her shiat just smell her farts.


Just to*
 
2014-07-22 10:01:45 PM  

Fonaibung: Ant: Dingleberry Dickwad: I just don't get what people saw in that movie. It had a few funny moments, and a few quotable moments, but the rest of the movie was incredibly boring and uninteresting. The majority of the characters were pretty pathetic with no real moments that made you feel anything for them outside of mild contempt.

I knew people exactly like most of the characters in the movie. That's probably why I liked it.

I think that's what it came down to. Growing up in the suburbs of the Bay Area, I didn't relate to a damn thing and found the movie a totally awkward, unfunny snooze-fest. My wife, on the other hand, grew up in Manteca (Central Valley, CA) and enjoyed it.

I also don't like Wes Andersen movies, for basically the same reason. Life is awkward enough. That stuff isn't remotely amusing, it's just uncomfortable.


Similar experience reversed. My gf at the time was from the Bay Area and was not impressed, I grew in Long Island, NY and found most of the characters very familiar.
 
2014-07-22 10:12:55 PM  

Fireproof: Mugato: The thing is that geeks in real life are awkward but not genuinely unlikable like Napoleon was. He actively sought out ways to be an asshole. No one deserves to get bullied but there's little sympathy for him for not having friends. I dunno, it was one of those movies that was quirky for the sake of being quirky.

What did Napoleon do that was so assholish? He mostly just seemed out-to-lunch to me.


He was assholish. Just not intentionally assholish. And that's kinda how I make the distinction among high school cliques.

Asshole jocks = Purposefully assholes because they get off on it and for the most part, they know they will most likely get away with it. This can range from ear-flicking nerds, or making videos of themselves raping drunk chicks at parties.

Asshole geeks = Socially inept, but abrasive rather that conciliatory. Don't know any better. Hopefully, they'll learn. Maybe, they won't.
 
2014-07-22 10:17:54 PM  
He was clueless, tactless and flashless- a perfect child in a teenage body. That is his character. He reminds you of your squirmy first dealing with girls. He reminds you of being indignant to parents and siblings. He's a bully at home and a bullied at school. Assholish? No, not really. He's just an ignorant innocent.
 
2014-07-22 10:24:53 PM  

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: Anybody here who thinks Napoleon Dynamite is awkward to watch has yet to witness the horror of Gentlemen Broncos.


*answers ringing phone*

Chevahhlier
 
2014-07-22 10:33:24 PM  
The movie indeed was painfully awkward, but had a heart to it that couldn't help but make you smile.

I thought the unspoken make-up scene between Napoleon and Deb where Napoleon asks "Do you wanna play tetherball?" was understated and sweet.

Even Kip, the character thought to be catfished (before it became an official term) received redemption.

Uncle Rico: "How much you wanna I bet I can throw a football over those mountains?" Enough said.

Movie gets better the more you see it.
 
2014-07-22 10:36:10 PM  
I never understood why the movie was popular. Not funny. HORRIDLY slow. Watching a movie about people being bored is boring.
 
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