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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:13 PM
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Napolean Dynamite
Anyone seen this yet? OMG I laughed my ass off!! What a nice little piece of escapisim!

JTT
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:14 PM
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1. I saw it in the theatres ...
a funny flick and worth a look see by all.
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:15 PM
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2. Hey, Napoleon. What did you do last summer again?
Napoleon Dynamite: I told you! I spent it with my uncle in Alaska hunting wolverines!
Don: Did you shoot any?
Napoleon Dynamite: Yes, like 50 of 'em! They kept trying to attack my cousins, what the heck would you do in a situation like that?
Don: What kind of gun did you use?
Napoleon Dynamite: A freakin' 12-gauge, what do you think?
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:18 PM
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3. Tina, you big fat lard - come and get your dinner
Tina is a llama.
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:19 PM
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4. Well, I have all your equipment in my locker.
You should probably come get it cause I can't fit my nunchucks in there anymore.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:21 PM
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5. On behalf of those of us who haven't seen it and don't plan to
I request an eternal moratorium on all Napoleon Dynamite quotes, at least in the workplace. Please. They aren't at all funny or interesting in isolation from the movie. Thank you.

:dunce:
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:24 PM
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6. but i can hear them in my head
and I laugh and laugh...
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:25 PM
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7. Theres a lot more where that came from
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 03:49 PM by ourbluenation
if you go to the dance with me...
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:30 PM
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8. as i said yesterday, i hated, hated, hated this movie
it tries to hard to be clever and weird. it's by mtv pictures and is the viacom version of what an "indie" film should look like.

the characters are so forcibly-psuedo-eccentric that they all seem mildly retarded. the plot is forcibly non existant. the main character is horribly unlikeable.

this film tries to steal the best elements of the work of todd solondz, harmony korine, and Richard Linklater and one-up them. the result is a contrived, unlikeable film that feels like it was written by a guy who was practically beating off at his keyboard as he wrote every oh-so-clever line.

it's the kind of film that appeals to thick frame glasses-wearing coffee house asses who need to feel edgy

so, yeah, i guess i give it a thumbs down
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patcox2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:46 PM
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10. Tell us what you really think!
Really that fake? Too bad.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:46 PM
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11. I liked the movie - but I like your style!
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:53 PM
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17. thank ya
..
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AVID Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:48 PM
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12. like anyone would ever know that . . . idiot!
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:49 PM
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13. you list linklater, and complain about non-existant plots?!
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 03:50 PM by frylock
listen, I totally dug on Slacker, but feel free to outline the plot of that film for me. Sorry you didn't like the film. I thought the characters were great, and enjoyed the unpretentious dialogue.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:53 PM
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16. i agree slacker has no plot
but i think that was what ND was ripping off stylistically. (though i think happiness is also a bit more of a source) to me there's a fine line between influence and forced imitation and i just get the feeling that the directof ND crosses it a lot

i think linklater was truly inspired when he made slacker over a decade ago, but to me the director of ND seemed to view a bunch of linklater-esque films and thought "hey, i can make weird people be in my movie, too. and they'll wear even uglier clothes in my movie!"


but that's just my two cents
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:51 PM
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15. Like you could even know that.
You know what? You can leave.
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:53 PM
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18. This is pretty much the worst video ever made.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:03 PM
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20. It's an MTV film in the same way Toy Story was a Disney film
IIRC, MTV didn't come along until the film became a surprise hit on the festival circuit. This happens with independent films all the time. They are made, given narrow distribution, and then sometimes purchased by bigger distribution companies (in this case Fox Searchlight and MTV) who really don't have anything to do with the film, but do have the weight to promote and distribute it.

You can still hate it if you want :), but dismissing it as an MTV film isn't entirely accuarate.
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:09 PM
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21. Geez! Did Napoleon rip your mole off or something?
Seems like a lot of anger toward a fairly innocuous movie.
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:12 PM
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22. i usually get like this with anything that generates catch phrases
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 04:12 PM by Adenoid_Hynkel
school has been back in session for two days and i'm already at the breaking point for people quoting this damn movie

see also:
austin powers and ace ventura

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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:15 PM
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23. I think I know where he's coming from
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 04:15 PM by last_texas_dem
In my mind, it's a worse-than-average, fairly bad movie that keeps getting worse and worse the more I keep hearing about how great it is. Not trying to deny anyone their right to enjoy it, though; just presenting the side of a tiny minority of viewers that disagree.
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Worst Username Ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:44 PM
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9. What kind of bike do you have?
It's a sledgehammer.

Dang! You got shocks, pegs... lucky! You ever take it off any sweet jumps?


You got like three feet of air that time! Can I try real fast?
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ourbluenation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:54 PM
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19. worst...I only saw it once so...
I don't have all the sweet quotes down like you...his Pedro for President dance was too much. And those after ski boots, and the guy shooting the cow right when the school bus went by, and the helping hands club performance, and Uncle Rico closing the tupperware deal, and Kip grating all the cheese...and...


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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:50 PM
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14. ok I dont get how I am like him
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