In all respect, @jhull, you’ve touched on the wrong movie. As die-hard Nacho Libre groupies, our family has seen the movie more times than I can count.
I think this 2006 analysis of Nacho Libre did not take Holistic into consideration. Here is my assessment, and I’m wondering if any fans out there will also recognize that it is a story, just one about balance (ie: holistic).
Exhibit One Premise:
Believing in your dreams magnifies your higher state of vibration and helps you work your way towards addressing being tolerant of someone with others.
Act by Act
Initial Story Driver: Arrival of Encarnacion/Rejection of himself
First Plot Point: Action: Complaints about Food/Rejected as a Cook
Midpoint: Action: Winning Money/Accepted as a Loser
Second Plot Point: Rejected by Ramses the Wrestler
Final Driver: Takes his own Mask off/Accepting himself
MC Issue: Commitment: “Okay. Maybe I am not meant for these duties. Cooking duty. Dead guy… duty. Maybe it’s time for me to get a better duty!”
The IC role is a pass-off from Encarnacion to Stephen in the middle then back to Encarnacion. Logic is Stephen’s thing, “I don’t know why you always have to be judging me, just because I only believe in science.”
I’m not listening to you! You only believe in Science. That’s probably why we never win.
We never win because you are fat!
All of these favorite quotes are related to the thematic elements on Exhibit Two above: https://www.quotes.net/movies/nacho_libre_13690