Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite is just like a whiff of bad breath that makes you turn your nose up and wonder who the heck stinks so bad? What's so great about that, you ask?? Well, maybe becuase you know it's not your breath, that's what. You take comfort that you're in the clear, because somebody's got it worse. Oh, but what if it IS your breath? Oh well, now you know, so get that mouthwash and toothbrush ready and get to work.
All that is me trying to say, why do we love characters like this? And why do we root for them when they're so awkward and unlikable? Because, either we see a tiny sliver of ourselves in them, or because we recognize the fact that no matter who we are, life can always be worse. Or maybe it's just because everyone loves an underdog. And Napoleon Dynamite is the ultimate underdog.
If you've seen the movie, you know what I mean. If you haven't seen it, get it, watch it, love it. It's become my pacifier movie when life sometimes brings me down. I plop it in the player and veg, and every single time, I walk away feeling better. Try it sometime.
I leave you with a climactic clip from the movie to start your Monday and week right. (If you haven't seen the movie and plan to, don't watch this clip, just watch the whole movie.)
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Any thoughts on Napoleon Dynamite? Did you love or hate the movie? It's a generational thing, I think. My parents hated it. How about you?