There are several teen focused movies showing in the theaters right now. I really have no interest in seeing any of them, except for the artsy one.
the Cast: Jon Heder (Napoleon): He is highly amusing, his character reminded me of at least one person from my high school days. Efren Ramirez (Pedro): Though he's soft spoken, he definitely adds to the humor. Tina Majorino (Deb): Hey, I haven't seen this actress since she was about ten years old! Nice comeback playing a high school outcast.
the Plot: Napoleon, a geeky high schooler, deals with living with his brother and his uncle, who are not exactly warm and fuzzy towards him. Napoleon befriends a Hispanic boy, Pedro, who is running for class president, and fellow geek, Deb.
Fave Scenes: The two buff Hispanic guys show up in their car, scaring off one of the mean boys from harassing a geek. It's a total victory moment for the geeks, got to love it. Napoleon shows off his dance moves. Hilarious!
Overall Impression: It has the same sense of bizarre teen comedy that "Election", another artsy MTV film, has. Some things were definitely reminiscent of high school, which are mainly amusing to remember. It's a very funny film in a quirky way.
Final Score: ***1/2 /*****
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