By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount Pictures.
For those of you wondering what the next big summer comedy will be, Nacho
Libre has begun to score positive reviews left and right.
Nacho Libre Gets Reviewed... Again
The good people over at AICN have received yet another review that claims Nacho Libre is not just a good comedy but a solid film all around.
Now for the movie itself. First, let me say that I am a Jack Black fan. The man cracks me up, and the more goofy and stupid he acts, the more I laugh. Jack Black speaking with a Spanish accent? Hilarious. Jack Black was great in this role.
Hector Jimenez, who played Nacho's anorexic looking sidekick, was a perfect match. His cat-like movements balanced out Jack Black's clumsiness, in and out of the ring. Ana de la Reguera was wonderful as the nun whose beauty and sweet temperament makes even the most devout of the monks fight for time alone with her. The orphans are lovable.
The movie itself is full of heart. The orphan who idolizes Jack Black is a heart-stealer. He makes you just want to hug him. He's very much like the young Nacho. He discovers Nacho's secret accidentally, and he keeps the secret safe. Nacho constantly tries to impress Sister Encarnacion, but fails miserably, much like everything he does. The underdog has to find his strength within himself.
However, much like Jared Hess's Napoleon Dynamite, I think people will either love this movie or hate it. Personally, I loved Napoleon, and I love Nacho.
I liked everything about the review except for the ending. Throwing in the whole Napoleon Dynamite comparison does raise some concerns and makes me wonder what kind of humor Jared Hess is throwing at us. I greatly enjoyed Napoleon, but didn't think the film was laugh out loud funny the whole running; something I am hoping Nacho Libre will be.
Well, at least we don't have long to find out. Check out the entire review of Nacho Libre over at AICN.
Nacho Libre will be released to theatres on June 16th, 2006.
For trailers, posters, movie stills, Confessionals, synopsis and more movie info, go to the Nacho
Libre Movie Page.