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YMMV: Napoleon Dynamite

Film

  • Awesome Music - "Canned Heat" by Jamiroquai (used for THAT DANCE SCENE) and "We're Going To Be Friends" by The White Stripes.
    • "The Promise" by When In Rome.
    • "Music For a Found Harmonium" used at the end when everything is being tied up. More like Crowning Music of Heartwarming, but still.
    • This list can't be complete without "Forever Young" by Alphaville, which is played at the school dance. Or "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper for that matter.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: The state of Idaho passing a resolution honoring the filmmakers for portraying Idaho so positively.
  • Funny Moments: Oh, so many. The crotch zapping time machine, Napoleon's dance near the end, Kipp's attempt to demonstrate the strength of a Tupperware bowl using Rico's van, the list goes on.
  • Fountain of Memes: Everything Napoleon says. "Gosh!" "Frickin' idiot!" "I like your sleeves." "Fine!"
  • Hype Backlash: Some have found the film to simply be boring and awkward (even though that's sort of the point).
  • Love It or Hate It: Netflix's recommendation system, which is generally quite accurate, just can't predict how people will rate this movie. [1]
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Napoleon developed a huge bevy of fangirls. Enough that some newspapers and magazines ran articles about the phenomenon.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Done intentionally, which is part of the appeal.
  • Watch It for the Meme: Or at least, the lines all your friends have been repeating ad nauseum.

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