Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Nacho Libre - Film

Jack Black stars in this film depicting the life of a Mexican Monk whose dream is to become a wrestler. He is spurred on by the monastary not having the money to buy proper food to feed the orphans they look after. He is aided by Sister Encarnacion (a visiting nun) and Esqueleto (a street beggar).

It isn't really funny enough to be a comedy despite Black's best efforts (he should win an award for funniest eyebrows!). The acting from all is flawless, but I felt the story and dialogue wasn't up to scratch.

Not a great film, but I have seen worse. I would wait for this to come out on dvd rather than rush to see it. Jack Black fans will probably love it (although I didn't sadly). Perhaps I went expecting too much?