Damien’s Second Cap For The Play To The Whistle Blogathon

Here is the second review from Damien of Riley On Film. Thanks again for taking part!

Nacho Libre

Silliness hit a new high for me as professional movie watcher and blogger when I saw this film for the third time. NOTE: it took three times before it made that height.

“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

Directed by
Jared Hess

Written by
Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess

Other Info
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.


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Kira Comerford

Film and TV lover with hopes to one day make my own projects for everyone to enjoy. Until then, I'm giving my thoughts on what I watch for inspiration.

2 thoughts on “Damien’s Second Cap For The Play To The Whistle Blogathon”

  1. You don’t tug on Superman’s cape
    You don’t spit into the wind
    You don’t pull the mask off the Lone Ranger and you
    Don’t mess around with Nacho Libre!

    Thanks for including my review!!!


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