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.
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.
Oh what could have been. You have a fantastic concept and a great cast, bbbuuuuttttt....the script lets it down. In the second act, anyway. The first act is okay, the second act is incredibly boring, and the third act is great. It's just as well I kept with this - and what maintained my attention throughout was Jack Black, who I love, and he's great in this as ever. Also, Danny Glover, who's frickin' awesome.
If you can look past the second act, it's quite an enjoyable film. The parodies, or "swedes", are very creative to watch and an inspiration to budding filmmakers like myself and others. It reminds me a little of Bowfinger in that sense,…
Michel Gondry 总是带着笨拙的真诚。
Whimsy (n.): Playfully quaint or fanciful behavior or humor.
Michel Gondry's "Be Kind Rewind" is whimsy with a capital W. No, it's WHIMSY in all caps. Make that all-caps italic boldface. Oh, never mind. I'm getting too whimsical. Maybe Gondry does, too. You'll have to decide for yourself. This is a movie that takes place in no possible world, which may be a shame, if not for the movie, then for possible worlds.
The place: Passaic, N.J. On a street corner stands a shop so shabby that only an art director could have designed it. This is "Be Kind Rewind," a store that rents a skimpy selection of VHS tapes. Not a DVD in sight. It's owned by Mr. Fletcher…
Michel Gondry, director of such films as The Science Of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine For The Spotless Mind, dares you to drop reality for another 100 minutes in this quirky, offbeat comedy. Mike (Mos Def) is a clerk at a struggling video store (Be Kind Rewind) in Passaic, NJ. He’s been loyally employed by Mr. Fletcher (Danny Glover), his boss and guardian. Fletcher’s store still rents out VHS tapes – not one DVD in site. Because of his yester-year mentality the store is in serious debt and is close to being taken over by the city - unless he can raise $60,000 to get the store up to code. Mr. Fletcher entrusts the store to Mike while he goes out…
This film was very enjoyable. The plot was, in general, just nice, it was a very fun movie to watch, and I'll definitely watch it again
This is how sad my film analysis students are:
I put this movie on so that they could understand their final work for this semester, to "Swede" a movie they like.
They didn't understand the point at all because they are so oblivious to the film world, they thought they had MADE UP all the movies in the film to make a joke.
Yes. You read that right. THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF GHOSTBUSTERS, RUSH HOUR OR DRIVING MS. DAISY.
I'm gonna bang my head to the wall now...
The surprising bit about Be Kind Rewind is not the joy of moviemaking exemplified by DIY versions of Hollywood films, its not Jack Black's energy, nor is it the ingenuity and invention inside Michel Gondry's head. The film as a whole is invigorated by these factors and they turn a occasionally sappy (non cinema buffs will call it sappy, cinema buffs will call it elegiac) story into something exuberant and thrilling. Its not even the barely-concealed contempt of the RIAA and other copyright dungeon-masters. Its not the question that it poses: if you make a twenty-minute version of Ghostbusters with your own script, record it over the Ghostbusters vhs tape, rent it and screen it, is that copy-right infringement?
Jack Black and Mos Def have excellent chemistry together, and they provide a multitude of laughs. There are some issues with pacing, though, so overall the film isn't perfect.
tells a neat little story and jack black is funny so its worth a watch. very important message about urban culture and preservation
It's a fun story and you know what you are gonna get with Jack as the lead actor and nothing more will surprise you. I actually love Mr Black, with that being said, I felt this could have been a lost episode of Psych.
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Speed Racer
- Marie Antoinette
- Spring Breakers
- 8MM 2
- About Cherry
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