What a lovely surprise of a film. Was high school really so much like hell? Napoleon hangs in there, and as he muddles his way through life with a repressed older brother and a perpetually adolescent uncle (while grandma is away), exudes the beauty of friendship in a performance that is its own reward – and he doesn’t even seem to notice.
It was so refreshing to see such unselfish characters in this small, odd little movie. It’s funny. I felt like nothing was ever going to really happen, and then when it does, all I could do was smile.
Not sure what the religious imagry signified. Any ideas out there?
I overheard some young kids about 12 and 13, tell their mother on the way out of the theater, “See, Mom? I told you it was funny.” “It was really good.” And mom agreed.
Alas, I am a non-teen, and I enjoyed it, too.