Napoleon Dynamite : 3 of 5
I hadn't even heard of this film when my pal Chris showed me the trailer, so we decided to go this weekend. If you're a geek like me, you tend to like movies about geeks, but Napoleon Dynamite takes geek to a whole new level. It's really a bizarre movie, and hard to describe, because there really isn't a single "normal" character in it. Napoleon is a strange lanky kid who wears unicorn T-shirts, draws "ligers" (combination of a lion and a tiger), and closes his eyes when he talks. He lives at home with his weird brother, who spends all day chatting online with his girlfriend, and when their grandmother takes a spill on her dune buggy, their disturbing uncle, who desperately wants to live in 1982, stays with them (told you it was strange!). There really isn't much of a plot - just Napoleon having adventures with his friends Pedro (who shaves his head when he gets hot and has to wear a wig) and Deb (who takes glamor shots in her basement). The typical "popular gal" at school is played by Hilary Duff's sister Haylie, but she doesn't get much screen time. There's plenty of funny moments to keep you laughing, but most of the time I was just floored by the weirdness of what I was watching!