History Film / NapoleonDynamite

1st Apr '17 8:35:54 PM dlchen145
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* JerkassWoobie: Napoleon might get beaten up less if he wasn't so rude to his bullies when they ask him simple questions.
13th Jan '17 2:35:25 PM onionmaster
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** Kip has "Jeez"
13th Jan '17 1:15:03 PM onionmaster
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* CampStraight: Kip, whose effeminacy is seemingly down to his nerdiness, given he spends so much time chatting up girls online.


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* JerkassWoobie: Napoleon might get beaten up less if he wasn't so rude to his bullies when they ask him simple questions.
9th Jan '17 10:05:45 PM Kodiologist
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An independent movie directed by Jared Hess and distributed by Fox Searchlight. ''Napoleon Dynamite'' is a subdued and sweet little cult film, telling the story of a trio of friends and their attempts to overcome their status as social outcasts. The film became legendary for making audiences laugh at The Sundance Film Festival, and subsequently became a huge hit with the teenage crowd of the 2000s, resulting in a cult following similar to teen movies of the 1980s. The atmosphere of ''Napoleon Dynamite'' is peculiar, with downplayed humor, quiet absurdism, largely unrelatable and awkward characters, and deliberately stilted dialogue -- but at the film's core is a very intelligent and optimistic portrayal of high school life.

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An A 2004 independent movie directed by Jared Hess and distributed by Fox Searchlight. ''Napoleon Dynamite'' is a subdued and sweet little cult film, telling the story of a trio of friends and their attempts to overcome their status as social outcasts. The film became legendary for making audiences laugh at The Sundance Film Festival, and subsequently became a huge hit with the teenage crowd of the 2000s, resulting in a cult following similar to teen movies of the 1980s. The atmosphere of ''Napoleon Dynamite'' is peculiar, with downplayed humor, quiet absurdism, largely unrelatable and awkward characters, and deliberately stilted dialogue -- but at the film's core is a very intelligent and optimistic portrayal of high school life.
19th Oct '16 6:00:31 PM BackgroundGuy
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** And there is now merchandise backlash, e.g. t-shirts saying "Pedro lacks political experience."
*** Or "I voted for Pedro" with George W. Bush's face on it.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: "I, uh, would like to give you this advice. And a fella give me some years ago. He said, "When an argument arises... if you go outside and take, uh, a nice walk... you'll calm down and then you can come back and it won't be an argument."
--> "And you'll find that helps your health."
--> "All that fresh air and exercise will do you a lot of good."

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** And there is now merchandise backlash, e.g. t-shirts saying "Pedro lacks political experience."
*** Or
experience", or "I voted for Pedro" with George W. Bush's face on it.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: "I, uh, would like to give you this advice. And a fella give me some years ago. He said, "When an argument arises... if you go outside and take, uh, a nice walk... you'll calm down and then you can come back and it won't be an argument."
--> "And you'll find that helps your health."
--> "All that fresh air and exercise will do you a lot of good."
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28th Sep '16 4:40:19 AM ThePantherMan
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** To be fair, the last one was just Rex trying to demonstrate a technique. Rex vs. Uncle Rico, while not shown offscreen, averts this trope, and Rico ends up with an broken arm and nose.

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** To be fair, the last one was just Rex trying to demonstrate a technique. Rex vs. Uncle Rico, while not shown offscreen, onscreen, averts this trope, and Rico ends up with an broken arm and nose.
26th Sep '16 6:26:44 PM BackgroundGuy
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** Averted with Sandy Martin, who looks older than her age, 54, in the movie (though this was most likely due to make-up, considering she looks slightly younger in other shows like Always Sunny)

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** Averted with Sandy Martin, Martin (Grandma), who looks older than her age, 54, in the movie (though this was most likely due to make-up, considering she looks slightly younger in other shows like Always Sunny)
26th Sep '16 6:24:12 PM BackgroundGuy
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* TheUnintelligible: Lyle the farmer. He has actual lines, but they're almost impossible to understand due to the actor's mumbling speech.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Rex is insanely macho

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* TheUnintelligible: Lyle the farmer. He has actual lines, but they're almost impossible to understand due to the actor's mumbling speech.
speech. You can bet ''no one'' knew he said he found some Shoshone arrowheads in a pig pen until they either read this here or turned on the subtitles.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Rex is insanely machomacho:
26th Sep '16 5:50:49 PM BackgroundGuy
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** How about the part where he claims the girl in Deb's sample photograph is his "[[GirlfriendInCanada old girlfriend from Oklahoma]]" who is so busy modeling she couldn't come to Preston for the upcoming school dance?
** [[ZigZaggedTrope But then]] he complains to Pedro that he has no "SKILLS" that chicks would want in a guy, so he has no prospects for the dance. Pedro helpfully points out that he's good at drawing - which he absolutely isn't, by the way - and Napoleon sets about wooing Trisha with a hand-drawn portrait of her. It... goes about as well as you'd expect.
26th Sep '16 5:40:29 PM BackgroundGuy
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** In a deleted scene, he also claims to know "all the illegal ninja moves from the government". This, on top of Don being much meaner to him in these deleted segments, give both Don & Napoleon a different characterization than you'd get from the theatrical cut of the movie - in this case, Napoleon says something so outlandish everyone within earshot would immediately disbelieve him, especially if he didn't whip one of these moves out right then & there. It also makes him a gigantic dork, more so than the movie without this scene.

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** In a deleted scene, he also claims to know "all the illegal ninja moves from the government". This, on top of Don being much meaner to him in these deleted segments, give gives both Don & Napoleon a different characterization than you'd get from the theatrical cut of the movie - in this case, Napoleon says something so outlandish everyone within earshot would immediately disbelieve him, especially if he didn't whip one of these moves out right then & there.there, whereas the rest of the time he doesn't make claims anyone could reasonably expect him to prove right away. It also makes him a gigantic dork, more so than the movie without this scene.
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