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Napoleon Dynamite

A Movie Reel

Napoleon Dynamite: 6 out of 10.

Is it possible I'm just too old for "Napoleon Dynamite"?  I had heard great things and settled down to watch what has become somewhat of a cult classic.  I was disappointed.  I just wasn't very funny.  In fact, it's rather slowly and a little boring.

The best part of this movie is the fact it takes place in the present day but is essentially an homage to the 80s.  Every time music is played, it's either on a cassette tape deck or a Sony Walkman.  If a video is to be played, it's a VHS tape in one of those really old top loading VCRs.  The songs we hear throughout the flick are from Alphaville or Cyndi Lauper.  The retro 80s aspect was pretty cool.

I'm sure I'll hear it from the kiddies who will tell me I'm insane for not absolutely loving "Napoleon Dynamite".  I'm sure I'm missing something, but what is it?  Do tell...

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