Here is the second review from Damien of Riley On Film. Thanks again for taking part!
“Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler).” -IMDB
Jack Black Nacho
Ana de la Reguera Sister Encarnación
Héctor Jiménez Esqueleto
Darius Rose (as Darius A. Rose) Chancho
Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess
Comedy, Family, Sport
Fri 16 Jun 2006 UTC
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Jared Hess directed this film and when you consider the other films he’s done, it fits right in like a puzzle piece: Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Nacho Libre (2006) and Gentlemen Broncos (2009)
These are silly films with deadpan serious acting that, when understood after a few watches, contain all kinds of subtle humor that gets you down deep.
Jack Black plays Nacho and he was the most well known of the cast when it was released. Ana de la Reguera plays the innocent yet sexy Sister Encarnación who acts as a sort of love interest to Nacho. as a final note on the cast, I would be remiss not to mention the incredibly skinny and funny Héctor Jiménez who plays Esqueleto. Most the rest of the cast consists of unknowns.
Nacho Libre is a film about a monk in Mexico who moonlights as a luchador wrestler. He tries to hide his alter ego but eventually he is found out and decides to try and win prize money for the orphans in his monastery.
This is in my top ten faves of all time. I recommend people watch it a few times before making a judgement. The quotes are absolutely side-splitting. Go in knowing the director’s odd style, it’s not like other films. If you can do that, I think you’ll agree the humor is transcendent.