Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
Be Kind Rewind
You name it, we shoot it.
A man whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films.
A near perfect film not only for the movie lover in you, but for the wannabe filmmaker in all of us.
The story for the most part was weak but the "Sweded" film segments were unique and incredibly entertaining!
If it had been 100% Sweded the film could have easily earned 5 stars!
Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind has a clear potential, but, unfortunately, its potential is wasted throughout the film. It is carried by its interesting and malleable concept, which is incredibly misused as the film starts developing. Michel Gondry managed to input some interesting ideas, which, unfortunately, are underexploited and underdeveloped, such as Jerry's (Jack Black) magnetizing powers. I have to admit that when it started I thought it'd be a great movie, but, as it developed, I could see something was missing and, in my opinion, it was notorious that Michel Gondry did not know how to create an effective balance between its genres.
Be Kind Rewind works as a wonderful comedy, but as soon as the film shows its…
This film as a whole is incredibly lopsided yet manages to be entirely lovable and enjoyable.
Im gonna be kind to all of you who hasnt seen this before and say don't bother.
Charming and off-the-wall, Jack Black and Mos Def gel together really well as they remake Hollywood films in an attempt to save Danny Glover's video rental store. It's just a little frustrating that the footage of the sueded films do not take up larger chunks of the runtime.
Upon first watch, I was pretty disappointed, but later I realized how fun the movie is if your expectations are lower. If all blockbuster/crowd pleaser films were like this, things would be a lot better. Still disturbed by the disconnect of the message and beautiful idea of the local video creating and watching community being told in an expensive hollywood fashion, especially coming from Gondry who should know better. But ultimately it is a pleasant and fun watch when looking for light entertainment.
This is just a fun comedy, makes me miss the days of working in a video rental store and making movies with my friends! It has a good heartfelt story and is full of laughs, the comedy duo of Mos Def and Jack Black is hilarious!
This movie had something most people need more of in there life, and that's Heart
Great film about the joy of creating. Worth seeing just for their sweding of Ghostbusters. This one really suprised me in a good way.
A fun little film you're not meant to take seriously. Films like this demand simplistic storylines, but Be Kind Rewind felt as if it needed a kick up the arse to get it going. After that, there's plenty of movie references to enjoy here (and it may possibly even inspire you to make your own films!)
Gives VHS a bad name.
I enjoyed this. I didn't find it engaging all the way through, but it had a lot more heart than I was expecting.
How many of those would you be unable to recreate?
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Speed Racer
- Marie Antoinette
- Spring Breakers
- 8MM 2
- 02:00 A.M.
- 3 Needles
A list of films about filmmaking. Suggestions are more than welcome.
Documentaries (and batteries) not included.
- Eagle vs. Shark
- Black Dynamite
- Death to Smoochy
- The Happiness of the Katakuris