It’s been two decades since this wacky film was in theaters.

The movie Napoleon Dynamite was released twenty years ago, which is a very odd thing to type about a movie that feels like it came out four or five years ago.

My favorite fact about this 2004 film is that Uncle Rico is played by the same actor who starred in seasons one and two of White Lotus in 2021 and was Lazlo Hollyfeld in Real Genius in 1985.

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