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Nacho Libre

Nacho Libre

Director:Jared Hess
Cast:Jack Black, Héctor Jiménez, Ana de la Reguera, Richard Montoya
Release Date:2006

By Joe MacLeod | Posted 6/21/2006

Jack Black and his big flatulent butt crack are the main event in this muy estupido pelicula, shot all green-brown grainy and sweaty, and directed by Jared Hess (Napoloeon Dynamite), who is turning his apparent fetishes for banality and homely, earnest people of limited intellect into a career. Decide for yourself if watcheeng Hack Bleck speek like theese as he pretends (acting) to be a Meh-hee-cah-no friar moonlighting as a luchadore--masked Mexican wrestler--pitted against some genuinely terrifying opponents so he can buy food for orphans is more or less offensive than watching his titular character attempt to impress Sister Encarnación, the pretty nun he wants to fuck, played with virginal dignity by telenovela star Ana de la Reguera, but don’t be surprised if Mr. Black makes you laugh in spite of yourself as he churns through his repertoire of idiotic facial expressions, bad singing, and dance moves, and anyway, what do you think this is? Hamlet? Gone With the Wind? Ruggles of Red Gap? It’s a goddamn B picture! Big men in tights! You know the drill!

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