napoleon dynamite

the year: 2004

the genre: comedy

the cast: Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite); Jon Gries (Uncle Rico); Aaron Ruell (Kip); Efren Ramirez (Pedro); Diedrich Bader (Rex); Tina Majorino (Deb); Haylie Duff (SUmmer Wheatly); Shondrella Avery (Lafawnduh)

the plot: Preston, Idaho's most curious resident, Napoleon Dynamite, lives with his grandma and his 32-year-old brother Kip (who cruises chat rooms for ladies). Pedro moves to town from Mexico with an awesome bike and a moustache. Napoleon and Pedro become friends, and with the help of Deb, work to snatch the Student Body President title from Summer Wheatley.

don't miss: the talent part of the student council presentations:

listen for: "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."

also listen for: "Well, things are getting pretty serious right now. I mean, we chat online for, like, two hours every day so I guess you could say things are gettin' pretty serious."

did you know: Jon Heder helped to make the boondoggle keychains between scenes.

did you also know: every dish shown during the opening credits is eaten by a character later in the movie.

extra bonus points: if you know why the movie features one of the longest credited cast lists in history.

1 comment:

Millie Motts said...

Answer: all 181 student extras' names are listed in the closing credits.