Saturday, January 24, 2009

MOVIE: Nacho Libre

I can't say that I am overly fond of Nacho Libre. I do like Director Jared Hess (who did Napolean Dynamite.) I do like Jack Black (the wrestling protagonist.) And this film did have some very funny moments. But those were too few and too far between to keep me more than remotely entertained. It was too serious in places and not funny enough in most others. It winds down quickly, but not quickly enough. And I honestly can't remember more than a few fleeting moments of it. Though perhaps that isn't such a bad thing.

Acting had potential, but fell far short of its target. Directing was interesting, but only briefly. Dialog didn't induce seizures and kept me awake. The writing had originality in places. Few places. But there was nothing memorable about the music, costumes, or anything else in the movie.

Perhaps a good flick for hard-core Jack Black fans. But nothing I care to see again. Probably wouldn't recommend it for a sober date. It's almost low brow enough for the kids, but it would likely bore even them. Maybe watch it on SpikeTV for free, but no hard earned money should be spent on it.

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