NAPOLEON DY­NA­MITE (2004) ELEVEN, 8.30PM, PG, COM­EDY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

An in­stant cult clas­sic was born when frizzy-haired, be­spec­ta­cled, im­prob­a­bly named geek Napoleon Dy­na­mite (a won­der­ful de­but from Jon Heder) waltzed on to the screen in this high school com­edy which is pitched at the per­fect level of quirk­i­ness. The episodic plot finds Napoleon be­friend­ing a fel­low out­cast (Efren Ramirez) and or­ches­trat­ing his school pres­i­dency cam­paign, awk­wardly woo­ing a fel­low stu­dent (Tina Ma­jorino), and con­tent­ing with a home life un­der the same roof as his would-be ladies’ man brother (Aaron Ruell) and loopy un­cle (Jon Gries). An­chored by Heder’s fresh per­for­mance, this truly is one of the most en­gag­ing come­dies from the past decade. ★★★★

Three’s a crowd: Jon Gries, Jon Heder and Aaron Ruell in

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