Many years ago I saw a film which blew my mind and left me speechless. I’m talking about ‘Napoleon Dynamite’.
Before I watched it I heard about its debut at Sundance Film Festival, but the reviews at the beginning were mixed. I think people just didn’t get it. No one expected the film to do so well and have a cult following, but that’s what happens when you assume all cinema audiences are not so bright and only want to watch films based on the same formula.
I can’t even express how much I love this film. I don’t recall popularity issue in my school as it’s showed in so many British and American films. Maybe it existed, I just didn’t notice because I was living too much in my own world. But if I was going to school like the one in the film, I would definitely want to hang out with Napoleon, Pedro and Debbie. I mean, gosh! What a team!
The film is quirky and funny, has got brilliant cast, offers some memorable quotes. I made my family and friends watch it, and 10 years after, we still use some lines from it. With Boyfriend, when one of us is annoyed we say with a big sigh, Napoleon style; ‘ I need my chapstick’. And to be honest, if I had a choice I would only vote for Pedro…After all, how many times do you have the opportunity to vote for a guy who has a sweet bike, is really good at hooking up with chicks, plus is like the only guy at school who has a mustache? Pretty sweet, huh?
So, my friend, if you have never met before, let me introduce you to Napoleon. And to break the ice, you can have quesadilla. As his grandma said: ‘Knock it off, just make yourself a dang quesadilla!’
2 corn tortillas (per person)
1 chopped avocado
1 cup black beans
1/2 finely chopped red pepper
1/2 grated vegetarian cheddar
1. Mix all your ingredients in a bowl.
2. Heat the grilled pan. Spread the mixture on half of the tortilla. Flip the other half over to create the half moon. Grill on the pan on both sides till crispy, and the cheese inside melts. Cut in half, serve with salad and ‘Napoleon Dynamite’.
And here’s something for those who already watched it. Spoil alert! Don’t watch if you haven’t seen the film yet!
P.S. I would like to thank all nice bloggers who followed me and liked my ‘Agent Cooper Cherry Pie’ post. You are lovely people x