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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.
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!
A near perfect film not only for the movie lover in you, but for the wannabe filmmaker in all of us.
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…
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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Be kind rewind more like be kind recrap
Fun comedy with great parodies.
The Internet is packed today with countless homemade parodies of movies that range from hilarious to laughably bad. We can have a desire to recreate our favourite flicks to post it on YouTube for everyone to see if our love for the source material is that strong and this desire is what holds Be Kind Rewind's plot. The film is set in one of my favourite places on the planet; the humble video store. Running the business is Mr.Fletcher, an old man who is hit with a piece of massive news; if he doesn't improve the store and earn more money then the building will be demolished. The film is set in a time where the DVD is just coming…
Just like Synecdoche, New York proved Kaufman needs a Gondry, this movie solidified for me that Gondry needs a Kaufman to work with. There’s no need to bash the script, it’s not even close to terrible. Some of the lines were insanely clever. However, the pacing was a mis-mash of speeds, sometimes not in the proper spots. Gondry was able to mask these with his insane creativity, as evidenced by the montage of movies Jerry and Mike made that was (seemingly) done in one shot. That scene was easily the most spectacular scene I’ve seen in a while. I couldn’t shake the feeling that Gondry had a vision of that scene in his head and extended a movie around it.…
Michel Gondry is a talented visual stylist but I find that he isn't strong at telling a story.
The leads to the best they can, but there isn't a good enough story to warrant a full length film. Some good scenes, sure, but not enough to make it a great movie.
Still, it's a good looking movie, and Jack Black and Mos Def are good together.
A movie about the wonder of films and film making ... like Hugo, just much more entertaining.
This movie is an odd mix of truly awful, funny and oddly endearing. It's almost as if this entire movie is a "Sweede" in of itself. The acting is atrocious, and the lines awkward, but somehow Gondry manages to make this film work if you suspend your beliefs of believability. If you just go along for the ride, there are some truly ingenious recreation scenes that had me laughing for most of movie. It that will make you smile no matter what mood you are in. So despite its obvious flaws, I'd recommend it.
Quite funny, but no knee-slappers. The swedes films are awesome, especially Jack Black singing the Ghostbuster song.
In the end to nice.
- 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