Yeah, so I just finished watching Napoleon Dynamite. I guess all I have to say is that if you take the eccentricity and mildly obsessive-compulsive parts of Wes Anderson's films and leech out most of the truly human moments, you'd get a movie something like this one. I suppose Anderson should be flattered by this sincere imitation, but in another sense, Hess just doesn't get it. A lot of Anderson's characters are lovable bastards/failures, and he manages to get us to feel for them almost innately. Napoleon is just a dork. It's as if the entire state of Idaho is somehow living Uncle Rico's dream by never having left 1982.
I hate the freaking '80s.Posted by ryan at February 3, 2005 10:55 PM