Nacho Libre

Rated PG 100 minutes 2006

Jack Black, tenacious in tight pants of various shades, plays the titular Nacho, a kid raised in a Mexican orphanage who dreams of becoming a luchadore, with a superhero's mask obscuring his round face in the wrestling ring. The entirety of the movie deals with his sneaking out of the orphanage, where he's a cook charged with doling out black-bean gruel topped with stale nacho remnants, to wrestle with a scrawny thief named Esqueleto (Hector Jimenez). There is a love interest too -- a nun named Sister Encarnación, played by Mexican soap opera star Ana de la Reguera, who looks exactly like Paz Vega and Penelope Cruz. See it today and forget it tomorrow -- that's the mantra of Nacho Libre, which has some memorable lines (most delivered by its supporting players, chief among them the so-skinny-he's-almost-transparent Jimenez) that want to be catchphrases, if only they didn't slip from your grasp.

Film Credits

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Director: Jared Hess

Writer: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess and Mike White

Producer: Jack Black, David Klawans, Julia Pistor and Mike White

Cast: Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Hector Jimenez, Richard Montoya, Peter Stormare, Troy Gentile, Moises Arias, Lauro Chartrand, Carla Jimenez and Cesar Gonzalez


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