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Napoleon Dynamite

There's certainly nothing conformist about Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), a Preston, Idaho high school student with a curly red Afro, oversized glasses and moon boot footwear. But this quirky movie full of peculiar characters has managed to capture a cult following. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 89
Theater Release: 11 Jun 2004
Video Release: 03 Feb 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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Napoleon Dynamite is rated PG: for thematic elements and language.

Cast: Jon Heder
Studio: 2004 Twentieth Century Fox
Website: Official site for Napoleon Dynamite.

Detailed Review

Quirky may be the best word to describe Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder). There's certainly nothing conformist about the Preston, Idaho high school student with the curly red Afro, oversized glasses… 
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Set in Preston, Idaho rather than Southern California, how does the portrayal of high school… 
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