Si, Nacho está libre, pero no es divertido
. Apparently, writer/director Jared Hess failed to look up the word comedy before making this film, because, in general, comedies have jokes in them. Nacho Libre
, an extended sketch routine from an early 60s American TV show that specializes in making fun of Mexicans, has four laughs, and none of them are big laughs. In between, there are a lot of sly, winking attempts at hipster humor, but they fail as miserably as Danny DeVitos short-lived reggae career. Jack Black stars as Ignacio, a monk who wants to be a pro wrestler. Héctor Jiménez is reasonably funny as his sidekick Esqueleto, and Ana de la Reguera is beautiful as Ignacios love interest, Sister Encarnación. Unfortunately, she has no lines and is used mostly as a prop for her prettiness. Then again, she should count herself blessed, as almost every joke in the film falls flat. Nacho Libre
is a wannabe cult film that winds up being a successful soporific. See it only if youre in desperate need of air conditioning.