Friday, August 20, 2004
neville & napolean finally meet.
well, it's been a long summer and after hearing friends talk about the movie "napolean dynamite" so much it made me almost sick (notice, i said almost--friends) and last night i finally saw it. it was hilarious and weird and overrated (and yet, at the same time, very underrated---i think that was the point though). it was one of those movies that is very funny in certain parts while watching it, and then after it sets in for awhile, pretty much about every part that you didn't laugh at while you were watching it, you think back, recall the scene and laugh at it now. if i were still writing for 'the echo,' i'd go out on a limb and say that 'napolean dynamite' would make by top ten list of 2004. perhaps it was funnier to me b/c napolean reminded me very very much of my younger brother and his antics and colorfulness, but i think most people would find at least some of it funny--even if they think there's no point to the movie. thank you chalupa and liz and andy long and everyone else who told me to run and see it. i've been blessed for the last 18 hours recalling many many scenes and laughing quietly by myself.