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Somewhere in Mexico, a young priest named Nacho (Jack Black) longs to be recognized. He's tired of serving the same bland food to the young boys in his charge. He's tired of being disrespected by the other priests. He longs to be a luchadore (a Mexican wrestler), and to gain the affections of the stunning Sister Encarnacion (Ana del la Regura). Then when all hope is lost he teams up with a new friend named Esquelta, and takes the Mexican wrestling world by storm. Will the orphan boys get better food? Will Nacho win the heart of Sister Encarnacion? Will he lose everything he has, on a quest to become a great warrior? Giving this movie its due will provide those answers and more. The movie not perfect. It's a little overly long and some of the jokes fall flat on their face. But there is an earnestness and a sweet gentility in the film that will win you over. You cannot enter this movie with the wrong attitude and if you don't like weird movies its not for you. But if you let it entertain you and if you give into the fact that it really bizarre, it will work. You have to take every scene with grain of salt and logic must be thrown out the window. But if you turn off that part of your brain that strives for everything to be plausible, than this film will entertain.Read more ›
Jack Black is in Shallow Hal mode here, alternating between disgusting and endearing, and cracking the audience up at every turn. A lot of reviews have mentioned this is not much more than Black running around half naked and sporting a faux Mexican personnage. It is so much more than that. Black's "Nacho" is a classic tortured spirit, caught up in the ordinariness of his mundane life as a Friar at an orphanage but dreams of stardom as a luchadore . . . and, of course, love.
The love interest here is a little complicated as it's a nun Nacho's in love with; Sister Sister Encarnación, portrayed by the stunning Ana de la Reguera (who strongly resembles a younger Penelope Cruz).
Nacho's sidekick features an amazingly hilarious physical actor, the rubbery faced, thin-as-a-noodle, Hector Jimenez as Esqueleto. His screams alone are worth the price of admission.
There are sight gags throughout of the highest - and lowest - order, touches of the bizarre that echo Mr. Hess's first major effort; combined with an at times almost childlike sense of wonderment and look at life.
This is a major American filmmaker's sophmore effort and it is a glorious, wonderful, big smelly valentine of a movie. You couldn't ask for more from a summer flick than Nacho has to offer. See it!
What is Bowling for Movies you might ask - it's a score that I, just your average dude, have come up with to rate and score movies. I gotta lot time on my hands and I watch movies - many MANY movies. Using the latest technology and a mixture of pseudo and quasi science, I have developed a formula (which literally has nothing to do with bowling) to capture the pure essence of Hollywood magic... displayed as a score ranging from 0 to 300. A score of 108 would be a "just ok, not particularly good / bad" movie, where a score of 192 would tell you it was a very good movie. Now, break 200 and you've got something really special. Throw too many "gutterballs" will land you under 100 and well - you get the idea. :]
Nacho Libre - we upgraded from DVD to Blu Ray
Movie Explanation (no-there is too much, let me sum up):
Loosely based on the true life of famed Mexican wrestler, Friar Storm (aka Rev. Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez), this Jack Black extravaganza takes place in a South of the Boarder town. Ignacio (Black) a friz-fro man of the cloth and son of a Mexican Deacon and a Scandinavian Lutheran Missionary, serves as a cook at a local orphanage but dreams of becoming a wrestler (with the all too altruistic thought of using the winnings to improve the food at the orphanage and get a bus for field trips). When the tortilla chips go missing Ignacio tracks down the thief - a wild "raised by wolves" looking dude with questionable personal hygiene - and the two team up (blink blink) secretly and take the wrestling world by storm, um, well - not really by storm but they do get stomped.Read more ›
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Real comedy by a real comedian without the need for profanity or inappropriateness. A humurous (not mocking) appreciation for mexican culture and lucha libre. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Paul Schalch
Thanks for sending us the second product in good condition. Growing to like Jack Black's acting career. God bless him.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Dvd was in very good condition. No scratches or skips in dvd. Nachoooo!!!Published 12 days ago by Samantha Ferido