Why the Cast of Comedy Cult Classic ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ is Coming to New Hampshire
Filmed with a budget of just $400,000 according to Wikipedia, this blockbuster made more than $46 million, so please feel free to gasp. In the list of phenomenal comedy cult classics, please, please, please tell me you've seen the movie Napoleon Dynamite. This independent cult classic will be 20 years old next summer in 2024.
I remember the first time I saw this laugh-out-loud movie, and wanted to tell everyone about it. I've seen it a few times since it hit our theaters in 2004 after its incredible success at the Sundance Film Festival, and it just gets better every time. It truly is one of the funniest, most unique movies out there, and warms your heart with all the feels. It's fun to cheer on the underdogs in this coming-of-age movie where true friendship reigns. From school elections to first loves and a talent show, even the cringeworthy moments are stellar, endearing moments that stay with you.
So why is the main cast of this beloved comedy coming to New Hampshire? While I'd love to say they're filming the college or adult years, it's basically the next best thing. According to the Music Hall in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the cast will be on hand to watch the full screening of the movie, then hang out with you to answer questions. Moviegoers will enjoy a lively, moderated discussion with fan-favorites Jon Heder (who expertly created the lovingly awkward character of Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (who played Pedro), and Jon Gries (known for playing the flirtatious former high-school athlete Uncle Rico).
Click here for tickets and info for this event on Thursday, October 4.