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Monday, June 19, 2006

"Nacho Libre" Gets A Nine

In the wacky tradition of Mexico's lucha libre, Nacho Libre gets a 9 on a scale of 1- 10, according to Chairman Mayo, who, by the way, is Mexican. Madam Mayo quite agrees, though in her opinion, the only thing needed for the full 10 points would been a bag of buttered popcorn. We went to see it last night in Alexandria, Virginia, where half the audience was La Raza and it was nonstop giggles. How did gringo actor Jack Black get to play Nacho, a Mexican monk (and masked luchador for the orphans)? Well, "Nacho's" mother was a Lutheran missionary and his father a priest; they tried to convert each other, but they ended up getting married. They had Nacho, then they died. And so the story begins...