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In small-town Preston, Idaho, awkward teen Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) has trouble fitting in. After his grandmother is injured in an accident, his life is made even worse when his strangely nostalgic uncle, Rico (Jon Gries), shows up to keep an eye on him. With no safe haven at home or at school, Napoleon befriends the new kid, Pedro (Efren Ramirez), a morose Hispanic boy who speaks little English. Together the two launch a campaign to run for class president.

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  • Mar 18, 2016
    It's a silly and funny teen comedy. It's not the best but memorable characters and memorable scenes make it a memorable film. However the plot of this film isn't very consistent and leads to nothing.
    Tarin P Super Reviewer
  • Oct 14, 2012
    There was a time when I couldn't go a day without seeing a few 'Vote For Pedro' shirts. Not only is this film so quotable, it's also hilarious and offers many memorable characters. Although, it is very bizarre and the humor may not appeal to everyone. But the originality of it makes it stand out over many other comedies. "Napoleon Dynamite" is destined to be remembered as a comedy classic and rightly so!
    Eric S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2012
    By no means perfect but not without it's charm. It's a very weird indie comedy that deserves it's cult status and doesn't beg the audience for laughs or resort to using gross humour. It's consistent enough with the comedy enough but Jon Heder's remarkable performance is what's pretty entertaining.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 10, 2012
    The most random movie of all time. Great
    Jonny C Super Reviewer

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