Nacho Libre (2006)

Though the script runs low on steam halfway-onward, the offbeat deadpan cult kitsch of Jack Black is hilarious as the Oaxacan luchadore in refreshingly indie small-scale gags in a Mexican monastery fight-night – and there’s enough comic action and crunchy [+ endearingly-care themed] gags to make it all passable. 6/10.

Plot Synopsis: Ignacio (Jack Black), or Nacho to his friends, works as a cook in the Mexican monastery where he grew up. The monastery is home to a host of orphans whom Nacho cares for deeply, but there is not much money to feed them properly. Nacho decides to raise money for the children by moonlighting as a Lucha Libre wrestler with his partner Esqueleto (Héctor Jiménez), but since the church forbids Lucha, Nacho must disguise his identity.

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