Napoleon Dynamite – Edited

Theatrical Release: June 11, 2004
DVD Release: February 8, 2005


Teenage misfit Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder) lives in a remote Idaho town with his older brother (whose only happiness is an Internet relationship), ATV-loving grandma, and sleaze-ball uncle. Napoleon’s life gains direction after he decides to find a date to the big dance and help his new classmate become class president.

Dove Review

This is a movie for my generation. It is blatantly stupid. But it really doesn’t matter how retarded this movie is because I still enjoyed it. Napoleon is one of the dumbest people I have ever seen, and the rest of the characters in this movie are just as stupid. I can’t really explain why this movie is good. It is just one of those movies that makes you laugh because it is so ridiculous. Basically, Napoleon spends his days at school, and then his Grandma (whom he and his much older dorky brother stay with) gets hurt so their creepy uncle has to come and take care of them. Uncle Rico messes everything up for Napoleon and tries to get rich quick while trying to get “with” all of the moms in town. There are no objectionable elements in this movie, though. I would recommend it to teenagers, but that’s about the only age group who would find this movie funny and/or entertaining.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Napoleon hurts his crotch when he lands funny on a bike. Kip says that he is chatting on-line with "babes". Uncle Rico tries to con girls into buying breast enhancing products. Nothing blatant, but he still hints around at it. There are a couple of little kisses, but that's it.
Language: No language worse than "Gosh!" and "Flippin' Sweet!" No offensive or crude language.
Violence: No graphic violence. Just a little slap boxing or a smack in the face. Uncle Rico gets beat up by the Rex Kwon Do guy but you don't see anything.
Drugs: None.
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Writer: Jared Hess
Director: Jared Hess
Producer: Jeremy Coon
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Kadie Lukens