A torturously funny film that is amazingly accurate in its portrayal of life in a Mormon town. Most of the smaller towns in the Rocky-mountian west are predominantly Mormon.

Although it doesn't say it in the movie, Napoleon is a Mormon kid.
The clues are everywhere. His "Ricks College" t-shirt is a dead give away. Ricks College is a Mormon school, (now called BYU Idaho). The second-hand store where Napoleon shops is one store in a whole chain of stores scattered throughout Utah, Idaho, Arizona and Nevada called "Deseret Industries", (pronounced Des..err...et) or "DI" for short, and is owned and operated by the Mormon Church.

Napoleon talks about scout camp. The Boy Scout program is almost single-handedly run by the Mormon (LDS) Church in the west, and is a very significant part of their development program for boys. The director and his co-writer wife are Mormon, so is the actor who plays Napoleon. Most of the cast/crew are from Brigham Young University, (BYU)and most of the cool words that Napoleon uses like flip and gosh have been used by Mormon kids for decades.

Even the liger has roots in growing up in the Mormon west...the liger was a real half-lion half-tiger that actually lived for many years at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, and is well known to legions of Mormon kids who went to Hogle Zoo on field trips. After it died it was stuffed and mounted and is still on display at the zoo.

Though no-fault of the director, (the film is loosely based on his life in Preston) much of the deeply subtle humor in the movie is only caught by those familiar with Mormon culture. Napoleons clothes and the furniture in his house for instance, are all "total DI".

All in all, a "funny as heck" movie that can be enjoyed by all and is well worth seeing whoever and whatever you are.
"Fetch! Napoleon Dynamite is one saaweeet flick. I can't wait till my older brother gets home from his mission to see it...he's gonna laugh his flippin' head off."
by Streamwalker September 30, 2004
1. The best movie EVER
2. An okay movie
3. The worst most EVER
1. Napoleon Dynamite was so fucking funny! Remember the part where the guy said "your mom goes to college?"
2. Napoleon Dynamite was okay. I mean, I didn't hate it or anything.
3. "Your mom goes to college?" What the fuck does that mean?
by derkaderk March 4, 2005
An extremely funny movie. It's appropriate for everyone to watch seeing as it was made by a bunch of Mormons. It's quite random but makes anyone who knows good stuff chuckle. It's funnier the more you watch it.

It's unfortunately become commercialized just as everything esle nowadays is, but still enjoyable if you don't let stupid people who don't even get the real sense of the movie ruin it for you.

I reccomend it.
"Can you bring me my chapstick?"

"Gosh, Napoleon, make yourself a darn quesadilla!"

"I like your sleeves, they're real big."
by yellowhatgang March 1, 2005
A pretty funny movie if you watched it when it came out and before EVERY FAGGOT IN THE WORLD started using phrases from it like "GOSH" and "FLIPPIN SWEET" and shit like that.
This movie got played out like hell...everyone ruined its funnyness by over using lines from it.
"GOSH did you see that FLIPPIN SWEET movie NAPOLOEN DYNAMITE. GOSH it's so FLIPPIN SWEET. VOTE FOR PEDRO!!!"

"fuck you that shit is old as hell"
by i used to like that movie March 28, 2005
Napoleon Dynamite is a highly overrated movie. There were plenty of funny parts, and parts that show what an average day is like for many kids who get picked on and mistreated, but it's not the best movie ever. The movie is quoted and misquoted so often, that none of the jokes are even remotely funny anymore. For some reason all the 'scenesters' and 'emo kids' like this movie and idolize it. Not because they thought it was funny, but because their friend thought it was funny. This isn't even the best low-budget movies. Monty Python, Ed Wood movies, and even Barbarella kicks this movies ass!.
Kid1: "Your mom went to the college." (Do you think I'm funny now?)

Kid2: "YES OMGZ GOSH GOSH GOSH GOSH GOSH GOSH GOSH GOSH GOSH GOSH I LOVE THAT MOVIE"

Kid1: "AWESOME. RAD. LETS ANNOY EVERYONE ELSE WITH OUR LAME OBSESSION"

Kid2: &&&&&&&&&&;;;;;;;;;;;;;.
by 10023n April 3, 2005
the sweetest lowbudget movie EVER... the plot is worth 1 milliondollers... its about a total nerd (who is still the man) that thinks hes a ninja and his life in highschool... oh my gosh sounds good

yeah there are a butt load of gangs in r school one wanted me 2 join cuz im pretty good with a bow staff
Don: 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: Yeah, like, fifty of them! They were surrounding my cousin! What the heck would you do in a situation like that?
Don: What kind of gun did you use?
Napoleon Dynamite: A friggin' twelve gauge, what do you think?
by apugs August 8, 2004
Oh, man...I would rather feed myself my own nuts than watch this asswipe movie again. Overrated just doesn't cut it. I can picture the making of the idea. The director wiped his ass and wanted to check if there was corn on the toilet paper. Upon looking at his shit, he got inspired and decided to re-create it in movie form. I seriously don't get it, the movie is so dull, it's like watching a bunch of brain-dead morons counting dust particles. Fuck, man, I would rather have my head lopped off and eaten by wild boars than watch this lame puddle of piss again. It's border-line disturbing, follwing the life some asshat liar that draws shitty pictures, trying to help his friend win a virtually pointless school election that, unlike a million other movies, symbolizes that the little guy can top the big guy (not realizing that the only reason people don't vote for him is because he's got shit ideas, just like this whole fucking movie). But that's not it! If you still have all your brain cells or if you're not suffering a lame-induced seizure yet, stay tuned to see Mr. Dy-na-mite deal with his embarassing uncle and nerdy brother! WOW! What a crock of pig-shit. I had more fun dislocating my shoulder. Seriously, that's all that happens. Then there's some stupid catch phrases like "Gosh" and "Heck, yeah!" that HAVE ONLY BEEN USED SINCE FUCKING FOREVER and are now considered the wittiest thing in the world, regardless of the fact that they have been pulled out of a seven year old's ass. Seriously, it's unoriginal and JUST PLAIN...AUGH! I seriosuly don't think that I can ever find a word that is even relatively close to how shit this movie is. There is no wit or some thought-provoking, hidden symbolism, so don't bother looking. What you see is literally what you see: a bunch of dumbass idiots doing nothing but wasting your time with pointless shit that had miraculously passed off as humour. My...God. It hurts me to even use that word in association with this atrocity. Well, either that or it's hidden REALLY, REALLY well. I highly doubt it, though, seeing how this movie is connected with MTV. As for the low budget thing, why would someone spend money on this shit when they couldn't even spend any creativity on it? But the icing on the cake is all the impressionable idiot sheep that jerk off to every word uttered from that retard Napoleon's mouth and that try to fit as many of his dip-shit catch phrases in a single sentance as possible. This movie is just plain ass.
Hey, I'm Napoleon Dynamite and I yell at llamas because I'm a dumb-shit idiot that has the impeccable talent of recognizing different substances in milk! HAHAHA! Hilarious!
by punchline February 28, 2005