Napoleon Dynamite—Teen Version

Napoleon Dynamite—Teen Version

A sweet comedy about a guy out to prove he’s got nothing to prove.
Single Session Bible Study


When Napoleon Dynamite, an imaginative and slightly bizarre teen who's not afraid to be himself, befriends shy Deb and mustachioed Pedro, the trio attend the school dance, launch a campaign to elect Pedro as class president, and survive the bizarre friends, family, and town around them.

What can we learn from Napoleon Dynamite's life? What does the film say about friendship and family? And of course, do you really need a mustache to be class president? This study will help you discuss the movie and its themes in a biblical context.

Discussion Guide

• Movie Summary

• Discussing the Scenes

(Romans 12:4–8; Ecclesiastes 4:9–10; Galatians 6:2; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:2; Hebrews 13:1; 1 Peter 1:22)

(1 Peter 5:5; Ephesians 6:1–3; 1 Corinthians 13:4–7; 1 Peter 2:17; Ephesians 4:32)

—Being Yourself
(1 Peter 3:3–4; 1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Corinthians 2:7–14; Psalm 139:23–24; Romans 8:25–27)

—Dreams and Plans
(Proverbs 12:11; Isaiah 43:18; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Isaiah 65:16; Jeremiah 29:11)

• As the Credits Roll

Based On

Napoleon Dynamite (Fox Searchlight, 2004), directed by Jared Hess, screenplay by Jared Hess and Jerusha Hess, rated PG for thematic elements and language.

This Bible study is not an endorsement of the movie by Christianity Today International. Before watching this film, please get advice and guidance from your parents or youth pastor.

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