Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 12: Idaho (Napoleon Dynamite)

Category: Indie/Comedy

Quote of Interest:

“How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?”

–Uncle Rico

Three words to describe this film/state: High school misfits

Best ‘Extras’:

  • Jock #2, played by Jimmy Stevens (orig. James Smooth)
  • Cholo #1, played by Nano de Silva
  • Cholo #2, played by Arturo de Silva
  • FFA Judge #3, played by Arlando Larsen
  • Farm Boy #3/School Kid, played by Brady Stokes

State food/recipe to try: Comforting Cheesy Potatoes

Earring Inspo Character: Deb

Other Notes: One of our all-time favorite films: so many great quotes, good props, and a pleasing split-complementary palette. Perfect details and awesome characters–as cartoony as they are, we all know people like them and see ourselves in them, if we can admit it. Jim and I have watched this movie so many times and still pick up on new things every viewing. This Gem State cult gem turns 15 this year.

Grade: A

State Facts:

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